It seems as a city we like bright colours that perk up the grey around us. The London Transport Museum has deemed this poster the favourite tube poster of Londoners.

The poster is by Horace Taylor and was made in 1924, after a vote of more than 40,000 people on which tube posters were their favourite this one came out on top. The poster is the favourite from a shortlist of 150 designs chosen from the Museum's archive of more than 3,300 posters to celebrate last year's 150th anniversary of the Tube.

The scene depicted is of the escalators as Londoners go out of an evening into the west end.

Museum director Sam Mullins said: "We’re delighted that so many people participated in the Siemens Poster Vote which reinforces the view that our poster collection is one of the best-loved collections of graphic art in the world."