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Ramblers!, by unknown artist, 1932

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Beyond the city

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Leisure travel into the area now known as Greater London (and beyond) was promoted to increase revenue during off-peak periods. For similar commercial reasons, commuters were encouraged to live further out from the city in the new suburbs. Posters advertising days out by tube, bus or tram, were prominently displayed at station entrances and on the vehicles themselves. They include some of the most attractive and evocative posters produced by the Underground/London Transport.
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Country walks

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Country walks were marketed as a healthy antidote to a week spent in an office or factory. Longer distance 'rambling' became particularly popular during the interwar years. Many of the posters shown here promote country walks booklets. These included maps and details of rural paths reached by public transport. 'Circular tours' allowed walkers to alight at one stop and rejoin the train or bus further along the route.
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Suburbs

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Interwar London witnessed an unprecedented housing boom, fuelled in part by the expansion of the tube system. Following the earlier success of the Golders Green extension, new suburbs were vigorously promoted by the Underground. An even more ambitious policy of suburban development, known as Metro-land, was pursued by the Metropolitan Railway in north west London. Both companies used posters to sell the ideal of a better life in semi-rural surroundings, connected to the city by fast and reliable electric trains.
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