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Museum Underground: Spring 2012

In Feature, Museums Underground on July 3, 2012 at 10:00 am

Here’s something a bit different for you – I decided a while back to do a feature on the way museums advertise on the London Underground. A daily captive audience of millions (most of whom are on the Picadilly line at half four, I believe) are bombarded by advertising as they wait for their trains, and along with books and shows, museums must surely be one of the most-advertised things beneath London’s busy streets. So here’s the best of Spring 2012:

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My personal favourite is the last one – the Museum of London’s epic “How much poo is that?!” poster. Outstanding.


Pitzhanger Manor

In Gardens and Parks, Historic Houses on July 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm

I have recently moved from Greenford (without once visiting its only Museum, but I do intend to rectify that ASAP) and now find myself in Northfields. Beautiful location under the Heathrow flightpath in a former asylum/ orphanage. It is also, however, within reasonable walking distance from many of Ealing’s leafy green parks, several of whom have museums tucked up in them. Today I wandered through Walpole Park, and into Pitzhanger Manor.

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