Founded by the Romans on the banks of the River Thames, London is now one of the world’s most famous cities, and its landmarks are known and loved globally: Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, The London Eye, Westminster Abbey, the list goes on and on. But more than anything else, it’s the city’s modes of transport that have become truly legendary – its black cabs, its bright red buses and its world-class underground system.
The London Underground has its origins in the Metropolitan Railway which opened in 1863 as the world’s first underground passenger railway. Since then, the network has expanded to 11 lines and 272 stations, with up to five million passenger journeys a day. It’s safe to say that no trip to London is complete without a few rides on the Tube – a nickname it earned because of the circular tube-like tunnels through which the trains travel.
This stunning tea towel shows an iconic red and white Underground train emerging from a tunnel and pulling up to the platform – the perfect gift for a lover of all things London.