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Underground Cathedrals: The Architecture of London Underground, above and below street level Ian Swankie Wednesday 20 March 2019

The world’s first underground railway has a wonderful heritage of architecture, ingenious design, powerful advertising posters, and unique calligraphy. Londoner Ian plots the early development of the railway and examines the legacy of Frank Pick and Charles Holden, looking at some iconic posters and celebrating the award-winning architecture of the modern ‘Tube’. He will also take a peek at some of the forthcoming Crossrail stations designed by some of the world’s top architects.