MUST HAVE: Top salvo buy – London Underground luggage racks

February 2, 2012

If you grew up in London and were a regular commuter on the Metropolitan Line, you may well remember their high back seats and capacious 1960’s luggage racks with umbrella hooks. When the trains were decommissioned last year the clever folk over at The London Transport Museum decided to rescue the racks, scrub them up and are offering a limited number in three different sizes. Available from March, you can own a little piece of London history in your own home…

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What a novel shelving solution! Made from aluminium they are super lightweight but sturdy. Perfect if you need a little extra storage in the hallway or kitchen. Other memorabilia includes a reproduction of the original 1960’s poster that introduced the newly modernised line 50 years ago…

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and not sure I’d want to be reminded of the tube this much in my own home, but made to order cushions and cubes are also available in a unique moquette (woven in Yorkshire) based on the Metropolitan line’s distinctive purple and navy, geometric design. – Alice

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4 Responses to “MUST HAVE: Top salvo buy – London Underground luggage racks”


  1. Very cool! Would love this in my craft area, add a dowl across the umbrella hooks, perfect for ribbon spools
    Xx
    Callie


  2. Ah I spotted these on beautiful kitchens blog earlier this week! They look great as kitchen storage too!


  3. I love these. Definitely on my ‘want’ list!

  4. Kind Designs Says:

    These are perfect for the train-mad boys in my life! And I love items with a bit of history – imagine the stories they could tell! Brilliant!


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