Chris Walton

London underground’s 150th birthday celebrated in a Google doodle

Googles Doodle team have celebrated the 150th anniversary of the London Underground with the creation of a new Doodle which, as usual, spells out the search engine’s name this time creatively using the colours of the Tube lines from the world over iconic map.

London Underground 150 Year Anniversary DoodleOther celebrations include a range of 10 stamps by the Royal Mail which will show the Underground from its early days as a steam locomotive on the Metropolitan Line in 1863 to the opening of Canary Wharf station in 1999.

London Underground in partnership with the London Transport Museum is celebrating the tube’s birthday with a range of events and activities throughout 2013.

The tube was also recently described as Londons “key strategic weakness” (circa 1960). in the recent Doctor Who Christmas special (as shown on a vintage 1960’s lunchbox emblazoned with the map of the day).