I have a bit of a thing for British signs. I have a bit of a thing for London in general, but part of the fun is all those signs that remind me, subtly or not, that I’m not in Kansas–er, California–anymore. Here are a few favorites.
These are ubiquitous and remarkably useful. I spent a lot of time striding around London, and it meant surprisingly lot to not need to pause at every street corner and remember which direction the cars might be coming from. Quick glance down to orient, quick glance up to make sure nothing’s barrelling down, and on you go. We should have these in this country.
I have a mad fondness for terribly polite signs. It may be a bit harsh to remove innocent bicycles, but at least they warn you politely first. And speaking of politeness…
And the wonderful thing about this is that it works. You can get on these enormously high escalators, and everyone is standing on the right and walking on the left. We definitely need to import these signs to the United States.
I don’t quite know why, but I’m slightly obsessed with this sign about ventilation on the Tube. Maybe it’s just that there’s a four-syllable word on a sign on public transit, when they could have just said “air.”
This is a movie theatre down the street from Sherlock Holmes…nothing particularly British about it, but just fun. 🙂
Do you have favorite signs you’ve seen, in London or elsewhere?
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