The panorama of London, by Reginald Percy Gossop and Ernest Wallcousins and Eric George Fraser and Gerald Dickson and Frank Adams, 1925
- Published by Underground Electric Railway Company Ltd, 1925
- Printed by Hammond and Griffiths Ltd,
- Format: Quad royal
- Dimensions: Width: 1270mm, Height: 1016mm
- Reference number: 1983/4/1951
From its first pictorial poster in 1908, the Underground and then London Transport have promoted sightseeing in the capital. Posters encouraged visitors and Londoners alike to either take a conducted tour or to explore the city themselves. Well known landmarks such as Nelson's Column and Buckingham Palace featured the most frequently, although lesser known places of interest were also publicised. Many posters focused on a specific sight, others simply encouraged visitors to 'See London by coach' or 'See London in summer'. Green line coach and country bus services allowed sightseeing to extend beyond the city.
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Open air London
Londoners are very fortunate in having a large number of green open spaces, where they can escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Many of these were the former grounds of large houses or royal parks, whilst others were specially created as London expanded. The River Thames also offers Londoners a variety of day trips. Further outdoor attractions include London's public sculpture and historic sites like Highgate Cemetery. All these open air destinations have been promoted by London Transport posters.
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