Eat At This 1950s-Style London Transport Cafe

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 68 months ago
Eat At This 1950s-Style London Transport Cafe

One of the gastronomic highlights of this year's London Design Festival, which begins this week, will be a pop-up cafe themed around London Transport in the 1950s.

Operated by restaurant group Canteen, the cafe is located on the top floor of the old Royal Mail sorting office on New Oxford Street (map) and will feature a menu "inspired by some of the original 1950s London Transport Canteen recipes served up in a contemporary setting" — think hearty stuff like Welsh rarebit, pie and mash and the like. Original tiles and moquettes from LT history, alongside large print photographs, will recreate the heyday of London's transporting history, when the Routemaster was a newcomer to the city streets and trolleycars plied the suburbs.

The cafe is open from 19-23 September, and is is part of Design Junction at this year's London Design Festival, which runs from 14-23 September.

Last Updated 12 September 2012


Are the owners of this restaurant not breaching TfL's copyright by using the bar and circle logo?

Tyrone Shoelaces

1950s prices?

Shannon Molloy

can I book a table?

Nick Stamp

Very nice, but warning: menu is limited (pie and mash, goats cheese tart and a few other bits)... Lots of great designs being showcased