As the tentacles of the London Underground network started to spread out at the start of the 20th Century, thousands of new homes were built - and suburbia was born.
The London Transport Museum is hosting a suburban celebration - and Evan Davis met museum director Sam Mullins, and writer Miranda Sawyer, to see how public transport helped families in search of a bay window.
Unless stated otherwise, all images courtesy London Transport Museum. Includes audio excerpt from 1973 BBC documentary Metroland, by former Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman. Music by Manfred Mann and courtesy KPM Music.
Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 14 October 2009.
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