Tube Life: Lon­don’s Un­der­ground in Pho­to­graphs

Amateur Photographer - - 7days -

By Mirrorpix, The His­tory Press, £9.99, 144 pages, pa­per­back, ISBN 978-0750985970

AS THE city of Lon­don is soon to see a new un­der­ground line added to its net­work, it’s fit­ting that we should have a book look­ing back at the Un­der­ground’s his­tory. Every day 4.8 mil­lion commuters and tourists pay the toll to en­ter the capital’s un­der­ground tun­nels and sweep through the city’s hid­den ar­ter­ies. Such spa­ces of­fered cit­i­zens a safe haven from the bar­rage of bombs that fell dur­ing the Blitz yet con­versely were also the tar­get of ter­ror­ists dur­ing the 7/7 bomb­ings. This book, com­piled by Mirrorpix, takes a sweep­ing view of the Un­der­ground’s his­tory and ef­fec­tively com­mu­ni­cates how vi­tal and iconic it is. It’s a fas­ci­nat­ing story; one that is still chang­ing and build­ing even as you read this. ★★★★ ★ Oliver Atwell

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