In The South

Pride roundels installed across Tube network to celebrate London’s LGBTQ+ community

Graham Robson September 22, 2021

From today, Londoners using the Tube network will see Pride roundels specially designed by staff and prominent figures in London’s LGBTQ+ community.

Ten roundels have been installed across London, carrying positive messages and vibrant colours as well as visual representations of the London LGBTQ+ community. Each location was specially chosen by the creators to best reflect their designs, including Vauxhall station – which is in the heart of an area of strong significance to the LGBTQ+ community – Brixton, Caledonian Road, Hammersmith and Baker Street.

Dan Vo roundel

Five thought-provoking designs have been created by Transport for London (TfL) staff and five more have been created by talented and inspiring LGBTQ+ Londoners: London’s Night Czar, Amy Lamé; broadcaster and historian, Tim Dunn; activist and campaigner, Marc Thompson; designer and creator of the ‘La’ T-shirt, Philip Normal; and prominent museum curator, Dan Vo.

Marcia Williams, TfL’s Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Talent said: “We celebrate the LGBTQ+ community every day, and Pride is an important celebration to us. This year, at TfL, to mark our continuous commitment and support we have installed roundels specially designed by staff and prominent figures in the LGBTQ+ London community.

Marc Thompson with roundel design

“We have transformed our stations and platforms into a place for positive messages of hope, love, compassion and unity that encourage important conversations around issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community, as we see more people returning to the public transport network to enjoy what London has to offer.”