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The London Underground

Free Lunchtime lecture by Christian Wolmar

A free lunchtime talk. The London Underground, which celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2013, is the hidden engine of the growth of the capital. The Underground lines helped to transform London from a small city in the early Victorian days to the massive conurbation that it is today. Christian Wolmar, transport expert and writer, presents a social history of the Tube, showing how it helped bring about this transformation.

Christian Wolmar has spent nearly all of his working life as a journalist. He is now one of the UK’s leading commentators on transport matters and has won several awards for his work. Among his many publications he has written two books on the London Underground, Down the Tube, an account of the Public Private Partnership, and The Subterranean Railway. His latest book, Engines of War, is about the role of
railways in war. www.christianwolmar.co.uk


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Date and Time:

10 May 2011 at 12:30 pm


1 hour



Shoe Lane Library
Hill House
1 Little New Street
020 75837178

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No ticket or pre-booking required. Seating capacity 50 for each talk plus standing room. We suggest arriving early to secure a seat.

Additional Information:

Nearest Public Transport: Chancery Lane Tube (Central Line) or City Thameslink (Ludgate Hill). Buses - Fleet Street or Farringdon Road.

Contact: 020 7583 7178 or shoelane@cityoflondon.gov.uk


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