Exhibition: Under Ground London

This exhibition runs from Mon, 15th Apr 2019 to Thu, 31st Oct 2019. See all dates

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Cost: Free of Charge

From lost rivers to underground railways, deep shelters to sewers, the sprawling network of tunnels and spaces under London are a subject of fascination and fear. They support our life on the surface, keeping us moving and providing essential services, and yet we know comparatively little about the extent or depth of the city that lies beneath us.

Under Ground London explores our relationship with the subterranean capital, exploring hundreds of years of documents, images and plans to tell the story of the underground city, as well as some of the enduring legends that have risen from the darkness down below.

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of London’s less celebrated heroes, Sir Joseph Bazalgette, the exhibition will uncover the system of sewers he designed to save London from the Great Stink. It will explore the first tunnel under the Thames, the development of the first ‘underground’ railway and the first tube line, which might not be quite what you expect.

Under Ground London digs into the collections at LMA and reveal what lies beneath the capital, presenting original documents, maps, images and films which record the development of, and our relationship with, the subterranean city.

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London Metropolitan Archives,

40 Northampton Road,

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