The Tube map (sometimes called the London Underground Map or the TFL Services Map) is a schematic transport map of the lines, stations and services of the London Underground, known colloquially as "the Tube", hence the map's name. The first schematic Tube map was designed by Harry Beck in 1931. Since then, it's grown to include more of London's public transport systems, including the Docklands Light Railway, London Overground, TfL Rail, Tramlink and the Emirates Air Line cable car. Eventually the Crossrail will be included.
Check out these alternative tube maps from across the internet!
The Punderground Tube Map
The map includes puns like ‘I arranged to meet a drug dealer here, but he was late ’n’ stoned’ & ‘They want to extend the Northern line, but I think this is Morden adequate.’
The Geographically-accurate tube map
It's no secret that Londoners love maps, and there's even a blog to document this taste at the Mapping London blog. We have their enthusiasm to thank for many discoveries includinf a secret TfL tube map that was previously unavailable to the public until its existence was revealed by Freedom of Information request - which you know we love at Axonomy London - and it's very cool.
It's a geographically accurate connections map. You know how the tube map gives you a warped impression of how near or far away things are from each other in reality? Well, this map shows tube lines, overground lines, mainline rail lines, as well as roads, neighbourhoods, parks and rivers.
The rent prices tube map
Rent is extortionately expensive in London, so looking for a cheap flat or house share can be time-consuming. To help you in your journey, Thrillist has made a tube rent map. This shows the rent prices = for one-bed flats within one kilometre stations on the Underground. And some of these prices = ouch!
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