The London Transport Museum has recently started selling its famous moquette fabric — in the same way as you buy fabric from stores — by the metre.

Although it’s been possible to pick up odd lengths of moquette from the museum at their Acton open days, routine selling of the hard wearing fabric hasn’t been available until now.

So if you fancy decorating some old furniture, or the toilet seat lid with London Transport fabrics, then head here.

Not all the designs are available, but they have 18 to choose from at the moment.

Prices range from £20 to £60 per metre.

If you’re thinking of buying a load to turn into things to sell on ebay, read the small print.

Tagged with: ,
SUPPORT THIS WEBSITE

This website has been running now for just over a decade, and while advertising revenue contributes to funding the website, but doesn't cover the costs. That is why I have set up a facility with DonorBox where you can contribute to the costs of the website and time invested in writing and research for the news articles.

It's very similar to the way The Guardian and many smaller websites are now seeking to generate an income in the face of rising costs and declining advertising.

Whether its a one-off donation or a regular giver, every additional support goes a long way to covering the running costs of this website, and keeping you regularly topped up doses of Londony news and facts.

If you like what your read on here, then please support the website here.

Thank you

One comment on “London Underground selling its moquette by the metre
  1. Bob McIntyre says:

    A selection of moquettes has been available for a while from various third party suppliers (fabric shops) around the UK. They can obtain it for you by order direct from the manufacturers: Camira Fabrics in Huddersfield (but the moquette itself is made in Lithuania) though not all pattens are available.

    There is an interesting YouTube video showing how the moquette is made at:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BebTORlFqAs

    You mention small print: this is obviously new as items such as furniture covered in moquette have been available from retailers for many years. Obviously TfL wants a cut of this trade.

    If we mention your excellent Web site, will the LTM shop give us a discount?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Home >> News >> Museums