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Sign: London - London Underground History - St. John’s Wood station tiles

St. John’s Wood Station, London NW8 6DP, UK
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St.John’s Wood is one of four stations on the Underground network to feature tiles designed by artist Harold Stabler. These decorative tiles are interspersed with plain tiles throughout the station - see how many of them you can spot!

Ten of Stabler’s tile designs represent the coats of arms of the Home counties. The eagle pictured at far right is a representation of Bedfordshire. At top is the crown and three Saxon weapons representing Essex. The stag, pictured at centre, is an interpretation of the coat of arms of Hertfordshire, while the five martlets at bottom represent Sussex.

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A venture of the City of London, Transport For London, and the London’s Transport Museum. In this project, which is usually located in the subway stations, a sign is displayed on each platform with the history of the current train station, or a page in the history of the London Underground. The signs are next to the other signs with train line maps or advertisements.

The current sign is at the St. John’s Wood station with an explanation of the special tiles embedded in the station walls. Unlike the other signs, this sign is on the outside wall of the station and not on the platforms walls.

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