A new exhibition featuring 100 illustrations opened at London Transport Museum on 8 February celebrating one of the world’s greatest cities – London!

Revealing some of the fascinating tales of London life past and present, event guests can expect urban myths, historic events and remarkable characters, to daily lives and adventurous animals with the exhibition offering new perspectives and insights into the cultural history and heritage of London. 

London Stories reveals the wealth of real and fictional tales and events inspired by, or having taken place in London, and embraces the quirky, amusing and bizarre as well as the day to day aspects of life in the capital.

The illustrated stories include the Cross Bones Graveyard, a ghost bus, St Pineapple’s Cathedral, the Faceless Woman of Becontree, and the baffling story of an intrepid rabbit travelling alone on London Underground. From Tottenham Marshes and Tooting Lido to Kew Gardens and the Empire Windrush arriving at Tilbury Docks, the exhibition is inspirational for both the savviest of Londoners and those wanting to learn more about the real and fictitious stories and events that give London its identity.