The licensed buskers have a unique audience of around 3.5 million Tube passengers every day.
Many passengers show their appreciation by dropping a few coins in the hat, knowing that the buskers are licensed and legitimate because they perform on one of our branded pitches.
The scheme has attracted international media interest and some buskers are regularly booked for events and recording sessions; some have even gone on to perform in front of royalty or work with established musicians ranging from Simply Red to principals of the English National Opera.
The lure of performing on the Tube has also attracted some big names. The Libertines, Julian Lloyd-Webber, Badly Drawn Boy and Seasick Steve have all played on the Underground's stage.
Want to perform on London's Underground? We have a limited number of licences and a huge interest in joining the scheme.
Auditions for busking licences were held in 2013, but are now complete. The dates of future auditions will be announced here and in other local media.
The LU Busking Scheme has up to 39 pitches across 25 Central London stations which are clearly defined by a semi-circular floor graphic and a backdrop advert on the wall.
These are highly visible and attract attention because of the professional musicians performing on them every day.
A sponsor is able to brand the pitches within LU's guidelines and will benefit from additional joint publicity, special events and other opportunities during the sponsorship period. Past sponsors have included Carling, Capital FM and Coca Cola.
For full details of this offer, interested parties should contact the Busking Scheme by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consider the opportunities
The busking scheme has branched out beyond the confines of the Tube and we can help you make a connection with the buskers.
Whether you're looking for a unique entertainer for your event or exhibition, want to advertise in the newsletter we send all our buskers, or want support with managing your own scheme, we can help.
Get in touch on 0343 222 0011 or via email at email@example.com