London’s Underground is the oldest in the world, not the biggest, not the busiest but the oldest. The famous Underground symbol has become a world recognised logo and brand in its own right, drawing millions of people each year to London and selling merchandise such as ‘tube maps’ and ‘mind the gap’ t-shirts. Very much like the red phone box, used in our own logo, the Underground logo is a world recognised symbol of Britain. Read more about the history of London’s Underground on the BBC news site.
BBC news can be a great way of improving your English with interesting news stories updated each day, and a host of English learning materials, such as the award winning BBC world service learning English page.
Here you can read shorter stories, listen to podcast, download materials and much more.