Having travelled the world over in my lifetime so far – there is one thing that really sticks out about London’s public transport infrastructure – and that is the fact that every possible inch of visual real-estate has potential use as a marketing businness-opportunity. And it is used! Whether you are riding the escalators on the underground, or walking through tunnel passageways – or riding the buses, tubes or taxis – everywhere you look is a blaze of advertising banners and posters – competing in sometimes very innovative ways – for a those precious few human brain-cycles in transit.
So naturally, it is very noticeable when there is a distinct lack of such commercial opportunism:
(St.John’s Wood tube station – northbound Jubilee Line platform)