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1863-1908

Prior to the unification of branding in 1908, each individual operating company had its own branding and logo. Thus there was no definitive 'London Underground' logo during this period.

1908-1913

London Underground 1900s logo small

In 1908, the individual companies operating the London Underground at the time agreed upon a unified branding design, the central element being the then new 'Underground' name and logo.

1913-1919

London Underground 1910s logo small

1919-1933

London Underground 1920s Roundel

Due to the technical restrictions of the time, this roundel could be seen in various dimensions depending on its application.

1933

LPTBUndergroundroundel

The letters LPTB (London Passenger Transport Board) were added to the roundel in 1933.

1933-1949

London Underground 1920s roundel with wording small

The words 'London Transport' were added onto the roundel in 1933.

1949-1951

London Underground 1949 roundel small

In 1949 "London Transport" was removed from the logo, and the name was changed to "RAILWAYS".

1951-1958

London Underground 1951 roundel small

In 1951, the outlining was removed.

1958-1969

London Underground 1960s roundel

1969-1972

London Underground 1970 roundel small

In 1969, the letters were changed to be uniform in height.

1972-1986

London Underground 1970s roundel small

1986-present

London Underground

In 1986, the traditional red and blue roundel was brought back into use. This time it has been modified so the circle and bar strokes are the same width. The colours have also been brightened.

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