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In pictures: TfL is holding an art show to celebrate the all-night tube

In case you haven’t heard, London is about to get an all-night weekend tube service. Are you excited? We’re excited.

And so, it seems  is TfL, which is launching an uncharacteristically hipsterish set of events to celebrate.


Up until the night tube launches, TfL will run a series of “pop-up music, dance and theatre performances”. Since late last week, Westminster Tube station has also played host to an exhibition of 24 photos by British artists, dotted into the station’s alcoves. The photos mostly show London night-time scenes, from tube workers leaving their shifts to jubilant unicyclists in tunnels. 

Friday and Saturday all-night services will begin on 12 September on the Northern, Piccadilly, Central, Victoria and Jubilee lines; mayor Boris Johnson has said this will be expanded to include four more lines by 2021.

You can see a few of our favourite images from the Westminster exhibition below..

After Dark (With Unicycle) – Sam Taylor-Johnson (2008)

This actually looks like a really fun job (art-abseiler?). 

New Romantics – Ted Polhemus (1981)

Yeah, it’s a bit weird, but it has a tube map on it so we like it. 

Oxford Circus – Chris Porsz (2014)

We stared at this for about ten minutes before realising it’s a canvas, not a platform. 

An Underground Hero – Rankin (1989)

This guy looks like the happiest man in the world. It’s basically a TfL recruitment ad. 

Young Pink Kate – Juergen Teller (1998)

Nineties Kate Moss doesn’t need a night tube. She’s in bed by nine. 


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