Passengers were treated to a transformation of King’s Cross Underground Station to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Lion King musical in London’s West End. Impromptu performances, displays of costumes and props and more greeted travellers at a station totally transformed for the occasion. Even Rafiki got in on the act – providing the voice for tannoy announcements!
Links Signs were proud to partner with Shine Creative Solutions and Transport for London to turn the station into Lion King’s Cross for the celebrations. Throughout the station, we brought Shine’s creative designs to life with vibrant digitally printed large format vinyl graphics. All manner of surfaces and areas at the station were transformed. From suspended signage rebadged for the event, to column wraps, hoarding graphics and floor vinyls. Even the stairs were treated to a temporary face-lift! No make-over could be complete without some creative licence with the iconic King’s Cross roundel. The roundel above the stairs leading down to the ticket hall was temporarily rebadged as Lion King’s Cross.
Perhaps the most stunning of the eye-catching displays was in the western ticket hall, where glass overhead panels along three sides of the area were covered in alternating designs. Even the lift was given The Lion King treatment with massive vinyl graphics covering two walls of the lift area.
As well as printing the graphics, Links Signs also undertook all of the installation work at the station. Working to a tight reveal deadline, our dedicated team of expert and fully-accredited installers were able to install all of the graphics throughout the station in the space of a single night.
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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