Exit Guides are wayfinding signs designed to help travellers locate prominent nearby attractions when leaving London Underground Tube stations. Important landmarks, road names, public buildings and other transport links are all highlighted. Large, easy to navigate maps also form the centrepiece of such signs. Exit Guides are designed to be as simple and easy for people to understand as possible. But behind this simplicity, a range of considerations and processes go in to making these signs so user-friendly.
Exit Guide wayfinding signs are a type of sign that come fitted within a 25 mm rebated aluminium frame. Digitally printed vinyl is mounted to aluminium panels fitted to the frames. Importantly, the signs themselves can be made to conform to the surface they are being installed to.
For example, Links Signs were contracted to produce 50 Exit Guides for King’s Cross Station. 8 of these were mounted to flat walls – but the other 42 needed installing to curved walls. Similarly, we also produced 21 Exit Guides for Elephant & Castle, where there are also curved walls. Achieving the perfect fit for curved wayfinding signs required extensive surveys at both locations. Laser measuring equipment was used to calculate the exact curvature of the walls. We also give our clients the option of choosing what colour frames are required. We can powder coat the rebated frames in a variety of colours, to compliment the surfaces they are being installed to – or match the frames of other signage already present.
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A pleasure to work with Links again on such a poignant programme. Delivering amazing high quality. Very much looking forward to working together again in the future.Robert Varney – Engagement Officer (North) & TfL Charities Scheme Manager
Links Signs took on the challenge to provide the awards for the first Transport for London Supplier Awards. Using products and materials that are supplied to TfL for our station signage, Links created very impressive plaques for our winners and runners up. Throughout the production process Links kept TfL up to date with images, delivery schedule and were always on hand to clarify any queries. We look forward to working with them again next year.Amanda Green – Transport for London
Link Signs provide a first class service throughout the design, production and delivery process. I worked closely with the team on a high profile project, with requirements changing on a sometimes daily basis. Links Signs went and above and beyond to meet our requirements and surpassed our expectations. I would highly recommend and endorse working with Link Signs.Catherine Villegas – Project Manager, Transport for London
The team at Links Signs provide unfailing support and flexibility, which enables us to develop ambitious schemes and be confident of the highest quality results. Working with them has transformed the way we approach our exhibition design.Catherine Harvey – Hastings Museum Office & Keeper of World Art
Links Signs successfully managed a complex project overseeing the manufacture and installation of 48 panels to create a bespoke mural on the Transport for London (TfL) owned bridge and the station entrance at Northwood Hills station. Links ensured not only that all the technical and engineering requirements of TfL were met but also that the extensive colour hues specified by mural artists Gordon Collett and Cosmo Sarson were achieved. The finished result is wonderful, as summed up by Mayor of London Boris Johnson when he visited ‘My God, it’s beautiful! Did we do this? The murals – they’re sensational!’ He added: ‘I think it’s all fantastic, really imaginative. I’m very proud.’Helena Webster – Town Centre Improvements Team Manager, London Borough of Hillingdon
Links Signs are experienced, professional and offer great value for money. I know I am in safe hands when I am working with them.Mariam Zulfiqar – Freelance Curator