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"Unveiling the Hidden Depths: Exploring the Underground" Step back in time to 1960s London

Background imageUnderground Collection: Map of London Underground railway, Hampstead Tube

Map of London Underground railway, Hampstead Tube
Map of London Underground railway extension, highlighting the recently opened Hampstead Tube (Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway), branching out to Golders Green and Highgate. Date: 1907

Background imageUnderground Collection: Iron Miner

Iron Miner
5th June 1948: A miner pauses in a tunnel before starting a shift in Britains most modern iron ore mine, at Irthlinborough in Northamptonshire

Background imageUnderground Collection: Piccadilly Circus by night, London. Date: 1960s

Piccadilly Circus by night, London. Date: 1960s

Background imageUnderground Collection: METROLAND MAP

METROLAND MAP
A map of Metro-Land, the residential area in Londons northwest hinterland, served by Londons Underground though in these parts most of it runs over ground. Date: 1926

Background imageUnderground Collection: A Miner Success by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon

A Miner Success by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon
" They must ave ad some good news or somethin, Alf; you can ear em cheerin quite plain." Two British Tommies, Bill and Alf

Background imageUnderground Collection: Naked Mole Rat underground. Digs with its incisor teeth. Blind. Dry areas North East Africa

Naked Mole Rat underground. Digs with its incisor teeth. Blind. Dry areas North East Africa
PM-10590 Naked Mole Rat underground Dry areas North East Africa. Heterocephalus glaber Digs with its incisor teeth. Blind

Background imageUnderground Collection: Trompe l oeil garden from the Villa of Livia, 40-20 BC (fresco)

Trompe l oeil garden from the Villa of Livia, 40-20 BC (fresco)
LRI4819896 Trompe l oeil garden from the Villa of Livia, 40-20 BC (fresco) by Roman, (1st century BC); Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome

Background imageUnderground Collection: Tram in the Kingsway Subway, London, 1931, (1933). Creator: Unknown

Tram in the Kingsway Subway, London, 1931, (1933). Creator: Unknown
Tram in the Kingsway Subway, London, 1931, (1933). Kingsway Subway, the underground link connecting the tramway services in North and South London

Background imageUnderground Collection: If London flooded tomorrow, what would you do?

If London flooded tomorrow, what would you do?
Text with map of London, showing Flood Risk Area, and underground and railway lines. If London flooded tomorrow, what would you do

Background imageUnderground Collection: The Thames Tunnel between Wapping and Rotherhithe

The Thames Tunnel between Wapping and Rotherhithe, designed and constructed by Marc Isambard Brunel. circa 1840s

Background imageUnderground Collection: Coal Miner

Coal Miner
A miner pushing a coal truck, 1878. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageUnderground Collection: Trompe l oeil garden from the Villa of Livia, 40-20 BC (fresco)

Trompe l oeil garden from the Villa of Livia, 40-20 BC (fresco)
LRI4819893 Trompe l oeil garden from the Villa of Livia, 40-20 BC (fresco) by Roman, (1st century BC); Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome

Background imageUnderground Collection: Piccadilly Underground Railway Station, London, England. Date: 1913

Piccadilly Underground Railway Station, London, England. Date: 1913

Background imageUnderground Collection: Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar, Drinking A Glass Of Wine, Two Men, Wine Barrels, Winery, Storage, Alcohol, Alcoholic, Beverage, Underground, Viticulture, 19th Century Lithography

Background imageUnderground Collection: Tourist route, Wieliczka Salt Mine, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Krakow, Malopolska, Poland, Europe

Tourist route, Wieliczka Salt Mine, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Krakow, Malopolska, Poland, Europe

Background imageUnderground Collection: Kensington Underground Station, West London

Kensington Underground Station, West London
View inside Kensington (now High Street Kensington) Station on the London Underground. Date: 1868

Background imageUnderground Collection: A tube a train at a london underground platform at Euston

A tube a train at a london underground platform at Euston. Northern line. The train is for Tooting via Bank. Date: c. 1930s

Background imageUnderground Collection: Cueva de las Manos (Cave of Hands), UNESCO World Heritage Site, a cave or series

Cueva de las Manos (Cave of Hands), UNESCO World Heritage Site, a cave or series of caves located in the province of Santa Cruz, 163 km south of the town of Perito Moreno, Patagonia, Argentina

Background imageUnderground Collection: Carn Brea Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1900

Carn Brea Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1900
Stoping the lode in the 285 level, pare of 10 miners. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageUnderground Collection: New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Early 1900s

New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Chappels (engine) shaft at the 406 level. This shows a typical Cornish kibble, with curved sides to prevent snagging, which has been hoisted from below by an air winch

Background imageUnderground Collection: Blitz in London -- Balham High Road, WW2

Blitz in London -- Balham High Road, WW2
Blitz in London -- a bus in a bomb crater over an underground station in Balham High Road, SW London, 14 October 1940

Background imageUnderground Collection: Mole - eating worm undergound

Mole - eating worm undergound
JD-13175 European / Common MOLE - eats worm in hole underground Talpa europaea John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageUnderground Collection: Where Do You Want To Go?, 1922. Creator: Unknown

Where Do You Want To Go?, 1922. Creator: Unknown
Where Do You Want To Go?, 1922. From The Romance of Modern Railways, by T. W. Corbin. [Seeley Service & Co. Limited, London, 1922]

Background imageUnderground Collection: Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove Station

Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove Station Date: 1906

Background imageUnderground Collection: Tourist route, Chapel of St. Kinga, Wieliczka Salt Mine, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Krakow

Tourist route, Chapel of St. Kinga, Wieliczka Salt Mine, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Krakow, Malopolska, Poland, Europe

Background imageUnderground Collection: Asia, Turkey, Istanbul The Basilica Cisternaa Sunken Palace, Sunken Cistern'

Asia, Turkey, Istanbul The Basilica Cisternaa Sunken Palace, Sunken Cistern"
Asia, Turkey, Istanbul The Basilica Cisterna " Sunken Palace", " Sunken Cistern", is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul

Background imageUnderground Collection: Platform of Notting Hill Gate Underground Station

Platform of Notting Hill Gate Underground Station
Central Line series. A variety of passengers awaiting their train on the platform at Bank - Two jolly gents (with round faces and round bellies)

Background imageUnderground Collection: Franco-British Exhibition - London Underground plan

Franco-British Exhibition - London Underground plan
Advertising postcard for the Liverpool Street Hotel, bearing a map of the London Underground at the time of the Franco-British Exhibition of 1908. Date: 1908

Background imageUnderground Collection: Illustration of Rabbit in the Burrow, representing Chinese Year Of The Rabbit

Illustration of Rabbit in the Burrow, representing Chinese Year Of The Rabbit

Background imageUnderground Collection: Under Tilmanstone

Under Tilmanstone
A miner working underground in Tilmanstone Colliery, in Kent. Photograph taken using Sashalite lighting equipment

Background imageUnderground Collection: Bottles of wine arranged inside old wine cellar in Vrbice, Breclav District

Bottles of wine arranged inside old wine cellar in Vrbice, Breclav District, South Moravian Region, Moravia, Czech Republic

Background imageUnderground Collection: England, London, The Underground, Mind the Gap Sign and Moving Train

England, London, The Underground, Mind the Gap Sign and Moving Train

Background imageUnderground Collection: Lots Road Power Station, Chelsea, London

Lots Road Power Station, Chelsea, London
The Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (GNP&BR) Power House (Lots Road Power Station), Chelsea, London. Built to power the newly created Piccadilly underground line

Background imageUnderground Collection: Woman outside Golders Green underground station, London

Woman outside Golders Green underground station, London. The bus, destination Hendon, carries an advertisement: You Can t Beat Harrods. 1921

Background imageUnderground Collection: A London Underground platform at Bank station

A London Underground platform at Bank station
An empty London Underground platform at Bank station, on the Northern Line. early 1930s

Background imageUnderground Collection: Hammersmith Broadway

Hammersmith Broadway
Circa 1910: Hammersmith broadway with the underground station on the right and elaborate railings at the entrance to public conveniences in the centre. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageUnderground Collection: Valley Pocket Gopher - punching dirt from burrow

Valley Pocket Gopher - punching dirt from burrow
KF-8882 Valley Pocket Gopher - punching dirt from burrow Thomomys bottae Kenneth W Fink Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageUnderground Collection: A London general omnibus company poster for Hatfield, designed by F Gregory Brown

A London general omnibus company poster for Hatfield, designed by F Gregory Brown. The image depicts a wayside pub on Route 155 with trees in the foreground

Background imageUnderground Collection: Strap-hangers - London Underground District line

Strap-hangers - London Underground District line
Strap-hangers : So popular is Londons underground that often there are not enough seats : for the convenience of those standing, straps are thoughtfully provided. Date: 1911

Background imageUnderground Collection: Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) gathering around burrows on cliff top, Isle of Lunga

Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) gathering around burrows on cliff top, Isle of Lunga, Treshnish Isles, Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK, June

Background imageUnderground Collection: View of the (proposed) western archway of the Thames Tunnel, London, c1831

View of the (proposed) western archway of the Thames Tunnel, London, c1831. The Thames Tunnel, connecting Wapping and Rotherhithe, was the first underwater tunnel in the world

Background imageUnderground Collection: Platform of Post Office (St. Paul s) Underground Station

Platform of Post Office (St. Paul s) Underground Station
Central Line Series. A smart lady, exhausted messenger boy and down-on-his-luck punter seated on a bench on the platform of St

Background imageUnderground Collection: New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s

New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Solitary miner at 234 level. Photographer: John Charles Burrow (1852 - 1914)

Background imageUnderground Collection: New York Subway train carriage, New York. America

New York Subway train carriage, New York. America

Background imageUnderground Collection: Mole - in underground hole

Mole - in underground hole
JD-13173 Mole - in underground hole Talpa europaea John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageUnderground Collection: Confectionary Kiosk, Paddington Station, 1937

Confectionary Kiosk, Paddington Station, 1937
This large kiosk was based in The Lawn and served confectionary, cigarettes and newspapers to passengers at Paddington station in 1930s

Background imageUnderground Collection: England, London, Palace of Westminster, Big Ben and Underground Sign

England, London, Palace of Westminster, Big Ben and Underground Sign

Background imageUnderground Collection: Great Northern and City (Electric) Railway - Finsbury Park

Great Northern and City (Electric) Railway - Finsbury Park
Great Northern and City (Electric) Railway (London Underground) - Finsbury Park - Platform Number 1. This line opened on 14th February 1904




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"Unveiling the Hidden Depths: Exploring the Underground" Step back in time to 1960s London, where Piccadilly Circus by night dazzles with its vibrant lights and bustling atmosphere. Amidst the city's iconic landmarks, a labyrinth of secrets lies beneath our feet. Delve into history as you trace your fingers over the METROLAND MAP, revealing an intricate network that has connected millions throughout generations. From commuters to adventurers, this underground system has been a lifeline for Londoners. Journey further underground and discover unexpected wonders. A Miner Success by Bruce Bairnsfather reminds us of the resilience and bravery displayed during WW1. This poignant cartoon captures the spirit of those who toiled beneath the surface, shaping their own destiny amidst chaos. Venturing beyond human endeavors, meet nature's extraordinary architects - Naked Mole Rats. These blind creatures dig tirelessly with their incisor teeth in dry areas of North East Africa. Their subterranean existence is a testament to adaptability and survival against all odds. Marvel at Trompe l'oeil garden fresco from Villa of Livia dating back to 40-20 BC. This ancient masterpiece transports you through time as it depicts an enchanting underground oasis flourishing within walls. Descend even deeper into darkness as you traverse The Thames Tunnel between Wapping and Rotherhithe – an engineering marvel that revolutionized transportation in Victorian England. Feel echoes of history reverberate through these damp passageways once walked by countless souls seeking passage across the river's divide. Escape reality momentarily within Wine Cellars; hidden gems where age-old bottles await discovery by enthusiasts yearning for a taste of liquid history preserved deep below ground level. Embark on an unforgettable journey at Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site nestled in Krakow, Malopolska. Traverse tourist routes winding through mesmerizing chambers carved out over centuries – each step revealing the labor and artistry of those who toiled underground.