Friday Photos: Mosaics

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 39 months ago
Friday Photos: Mosaics
Southbank Mosaics' sign on Tennison Way near Waterloo. Photo: fringenious (2012)
Southbank Mosaics' sign on Tennison Way near Waterloo. Photo: fringenious (2012)
Part of the 2010 Elephant Parade, which raised money for conservation charity Elephant Family. This one is in South Kensington. Photo: artofthestate (2010)
Part of the 2010 Elephant Parade, which raised money for conservation charity Elephant Family. This one is in South Kensington. Photo: artofthestate (2010)
This Hyde Park tree mosaic, created in 2010, commemorates a tree burnt down during the Reform League riots in 1866. Photo: LondonDave (2010)
This Hyde Park tree mosaic, created in 2010, commemorates a tree burnt down during the Reform League riots in 1866. Photo: LondonDave (2010)
Leytonstone station has several mosaics depicting the films of local lad Alfred Hitchcock. This one is from North by Northwest. Photo: Matt Booy (2012)
Leytonstone station has several mosaics depicting the films of local lad Alfred Hitchcock. This one is from North by Northwest. Photo: Matt Booy (2012)
This mosaic sits on the floor at the Cadogan Gardens entrance to Peter Jones department store in Sloane Square. Photographed in 2010. Photo: curry15
This mosaic sits on the floor at the Cadogan Gardens entrance to Peter Jones department store in Sloane Square. Photographed in 2010. Photo: curry15
Roundel mosaic at Maida Vale. Photo: Luke Robinson (2006)
Roundel mosaic at Maida Vale. Photo: Luke Robinson (2006)
Red Cross Garden in Southwark, reopened in 2005. Photo: Dan Brown (2013)
Red Cross Garden in Southwark, reopened in 2005. Photo: Dan Brown (2013)
Columbia Road used to be called Birdcage Walk, as remembered in this mosaic. Photo: FouadUK (2010)
Columbia Road used to be called Birdcage Walk, as remembered in this mosaic. Photo: FouadUK (2010)
This tiled creature sits in Robin Hood Gardens in Poplar. Photo: Compound Eye (2014)
This tiled creature sits in Robin Hood Gardens in Poplar. Photo: Compound Eye (2014)
Mosaic wall outside a house in Acton Green. Photo: marcus_jb1973 (2007)
Mosaic wall outside a house in Acton Green. Photo: marcus_jb1973 (2007)
The V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green is home to several mosaics. This one sits on the north side of the building. Photographed in 2008. Photo: bradman334
The V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green is home to several mosaics. This one sits on the north side of the building. Photographed in 2008. Photo: bradman334
This mosaic outside Waterloo Action Centre in Baylis Road commemorates local, well respected roadsweeper Dave Squires.Photo: Matt Brown (2015)
This mosaic outside Waterloo Action Centre in Baylis Road commemorates local, well respected roadsweeper Dave Squires.Photo: Matt Brown (2015)

There's been a bit of a hoo-ha in London over mosaics recently — specifically, Eduardo Paolozzi's iconic tiles at Tottenham Court Road tube station. Part of the artwork will be lost in the renovation of the station, so a petition was started to save it. But as you'll see above, Tottenham Court Road isn't the only tube station to be adorned with colourful tiles (more on the Paolozzi mosaic and Leytonstone station mosaics in our Secrets of the Central Line video, and the Maida Vale roundel is covered in Secrets of the Bakerloo Line). And there are plenty of other mosaics to be seen around London. We're not guaranteeing all the above are still intact, but next time you're in one of these areas, keep your eyes peeled.

Thanks to the following photographers for use of their images via the Londonist Flickr pool: artofthestate, bradman334, Compound Eye, curry15, Dan Brown, FouadUK, fringenious, LondonDave, Luke Robinson, marcus_jb1973, Matt Booy, Matt Brown

Last Updated 06 February 2015

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Mosaic inspired by cat artist and Brent resident Louis Wain (1860-1939). Made by the local Community in association with Willesden Green Town Team. Designed by Debra Collis (2014)
It is just in front of Willesden Green Underground station!

Aldonna

Thanks for featuring my photo :-). This one is my favourite, though, even if not related to train stations: https://www.flickr.com/photos/...