Founded by the Romans on the banks of the River Thames, London is now one of the world’s most famous cities, and its landmarks are known and loved globally: Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, The London Eye, Westminster Abbey, the list goes on and on. But more than anything else, it’s the city’s modes of transport that have become truly legendary – its black cabs, its bright red buses and its world-class underground system. The London Underground has its origins in the Metropolitan Railway which opened in 1863 as the world’s first underground passenger railway. Since then, the network has expanded to 11 lines and 272 stations, with up to five million passenger journeys a day. It’s safe to say that no trip to London is complete without a few rides on the Tube – a nickname it earned because of the circular tube-like tunnels through which the trains travel.
- Made in the United Kingdom
- Made of 100% organic cotton
About Town Towels
Town Towels was an idea conceived during the 2020 world of pandemics, recession and Brexit division. We knew that despite all the apparent reasons to be fearful and divisive, there was – and remains – so much beauty, community spirit and reasons to look forward to the future here in the United Kingdom. Our simple plan was to display some of that beauty on the humble tea towel, by working with British designers whose work we admire. Tim Pearce ran a town guides publishing business for almost two decades beginning at the turn of the 21st century, based in Barry, South Wales. He spent time exploring beautiful market towns throughout England and Wales, dedicating countless hours to producing bespoke maps, designing advertisements for small local businesses, and researching the history and famous sons and daughters of these locations. Years later, Tim had the idea of producing tea towels that would depict locations throughout the country, and teamed up with son Luke to start the business together during the 2020 pandemic. With an enthusiasm to try new things that would help spread some positivity in what otherwise seemed like a hopeless and divisive time, they got going. After Tim put together some initial designs, and Luke built relations with other British designers, they made their first order with the manufacturers in the Midlands. Town Towels finally launched in September 2020.
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