London Underground Logo

London Underground Logo

For almost half a century since its establishment the London Underground did not have a standardized logo, as it was operated by several companies having their own branding and emblems.

Meaning and history

London Underground Logo history

1908 – 1913

London Underground Logo-1908

1913 – 1919

London Underground Logo-1913

1919 – 1933

London Underground Logo-1919

1933

London Underground Logo-1933

1933 – 1949

London Underground Logo-1933-1949

1949 – 1951

London Underground Logo-1949

1951 – 1958

London Underground Logo-1951

1958 – 1969

London Underground Logo-1958

1969 – 1972

London Underground Logo-1969

1972 – 1985

London Underground Logo-1972

1985 – Today

London Underground Logo

The well-known roundel first appeared on the platforms in 1908. The red bar and circle has been the main part of the London Underground logo ever since. Although the symbol has been modified more than once, these modifications were quite subtle: designers changed the wordmark and the color of the bar, but the very shape of the logo as well as the distinctive red roundel (which until 1972 was called “the bull’s-eye”) remained unchanged.