A new exhibition of photos celebrating London’s “rich history of arts and culture” has gone on display at Westminster Tube station.
Taken by some of the world’s leading photographers, including Sam Taylor Johnson OBE, Sir Cecil Beaton, Corinne Day and Rankin, the photos start the six month countdown to the launch of the new Night Tube service.
The works include a 1920s ballroom dance by Beaton, singer Bruce Springsteen captured outside Hammersmith Odeon in 1979 by Chalkie Davies, and a Tube worker on his way home taken by Rankin.
City Hall and Transport for London expect the Night Tube to bolster the capital’s night time economy by making it easier, faster and cheaper for Londoners to get home after a night out.
Services will initially run on the Northern, Piccadilly, Central, Victoria and Jubilee lines, but TfL plans to extend the service to more lines as well as the DLR and London Overground in the next few years.
Launching the exhibition, Mayor Boris Johnson, said: “London is set for another revolution – very soon no one will have to cut a great night out short.
“The introduction of the night Tube will revolutionise the way in which Londoners and visitors travel in the capital.
“As well as boosting jobs and the night time economy, it will enable people to get around our 24-hour city more quickly and easily than ever before.”
Gareth Powell, London Underground’s Director of Strategy & Service Development, said: “We are now just six months away from the first ever 24-hour services operating on London Underground.
“The introduction of the Night Tube, which will cut journey times and open up new possibilities across the night time economy, is a historic step in our modernisation of the Underground and a real ‘first’ for the Underground that will boost jobs and benefit the economy by hundreds of millions of pounds.
“Over the course of the next few months there will be a series of events following on from this stunning exhibition, that will engage our customers in the possibilities that the Night Tube will bring.”