Art on the Underground

Latest news, articles and photos

Art on the Underground - Latest news, articles and photos

London Underground adds African inspired tube roundel to Westminster station
London Underground adds African inspired tube roundel to Westminster station

London Underground adds African inspired tube roundel to Westminster station

Visitors to Westminster tube station will now be greeted by a brand new permanent work of art by Larry Achiampong, a reimagined tube roundel.

Apr
12
New artwork appears at Brixton tube station
New artwork appears at Brixton tube station

New artwork appears at Brixton tube station

A new work of art has appeared in the entrance to Brixton tube station, called 5 more minutes and is by London based artist Joy Labinjo.

Nov
15
2021
Huge ceiling mural shown off at Sudbury Town tube station
Huge ceiling mural shown off at Sudbury Town tube station

Huge ceiling mural shown off at Sudbury Town tube station

A permanent artwork has been unveiled inside the waiting rooms at Sudbury Town tube station, featuring restyled maps of the surrounding areas, highlighting local landmarks from the past and present.

Nov
24
2020
Westminster tube station adds a splash of Africa to its roundels
Westminster tube station adds a splash of Africa to its roundels

Westminster tube station adds a splash of Africa to its roundels

Fresh from promoting a national newspaper, Westminster tube station's roundels have been given an artist makeover -- with an African theme.

Nov
14
2019
London Underground unveils a Johnston font memorial
London Underground unveils a Johnston font memorial

London Underground unveils a Johnston font memorial

A memorial to the genius who designed London Underground's famous font just over a century ago has been unveiled.

Jun
26
2019
Hear music performed inside a London Underground tunnel
Hear music performed inside a London Underground tunnel

Hear music performed inside a London Underground tunnel

For a few days at StudioRCA you can hear the recording of a performance that took place in the new tunnels that run below Nine Elms as part of the Northern line extension.

Jan
29
2019
London Underground has covered a tube station with fried eggs
London Underground has covered a tube station with fried eggs

London Underground has covered a tube station with fried eggs

The disused platform at Gloucester Road tube station has been covered in giant fried eggs -- because, art.

Jun
07
2018
Computer game style art display coming to Gloucester Road tube station
Computer game style art display coming to Gloucester Road tube station

Computer game style art display coming to Gloucester Road tube station

The disused platform at Gloucester Road Underground station is set to get a major new art exhibition, with the first public commission by the British artist Heather Phillipson.

Apr
18
2018
A decade of roundels in Stanmore tube station
A decade of roundels in Stanmore tube station

A decade of roundels in Stanmore tube station

A decade ago, in 2008, posters lining the staircase at Stanmore tube station were replaced with art. And it's still there.

Mar
18
2018
Limited edition Oyster card holders giveaway
Limited edition Oyster card holders giveaway

Limited edition Oyster card holders giveaway

On Monday morning, there will be a chance to get a limited-edition Oyster card holder, with the cover designed by the artist, Marc Camille Chaimowicz.

Dec
09
2017
New tube map artwork shown off
New tube map artwork shown off

New tube map artwork shown off

For the 26th edition of the pocket Tube map, Art on the Underground has commissioned Dutch artist Lily van der Stokker to create a new artwork - her first public commission in the UK.

May
16
2017
A new cover for the tube map is released
A new cover for the tube map is released

A new cover for the tube map is released

London Underground is releasing a new tube map, and for it's 25 edition with an art cover, they have commissioned London-based, British artist Gillian Carnegie to create the new design

Dec
14
2016
Free London Underground art will be handed out
Free London Underground art will be handed out

Free London Underground art will be handed out

Tomorrow (22nd Nov), if you are at a select number of tube stations, you might leave with a printed piece of artwork,

Nov
04
2016
High speed video shows tube driver’s view of the Victoria Line
High speed video shows tube driver’s view of the Victoria Line

High speed video shows tube driver’s view of the Victoria Line

Brixton based artist Zineb Sedira has created a series of films and large-scale photographs that will be displayed at King's Cross St Pancras, Euston, Highbury & Islington and Brixton later this month.

Oct
08
2016
New tube map released — and tube art tours announced
New tube map released — and tube art tours announced

New tube map released — and tube art tours announced

This coming Sunday (24th July), there is a chance to tour some of London Underground's artworks, which are part of the city’s largest public art programme.

Jul
18
2016
1960s style spy movie art on the Victoria Line
1960s style spy movie art on the Victoria Line

1960s style spy movie art on the Victoria Line

Starting from next Monday, Victoria line stations will be showing video clips in a 1960s spy movie style as part of the Art on the Underground.

Jun
29
2016