Art in London Tube Maps


Hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year’s break. Now back in London after Art in London Tube Maps  my holidays, I need to get used to re-adjust and get used to experiencing certain aspects of this city that I had not used or forgotten about during my break. The London tube, which celebrates 150 years today, is one of those aspects.

There are 270 stations on the official map, which makes it hard to get used to when first confronted with the tube map. Nonetheless, the tube map has been the subject of different re-interpretations. Many artists have wanted to contribute with their own version. In fact, there even is a Tube Map Preservation Society and a Tube map challenge!

I have posted a few tube maps that I have come across over time to celebrate the tube. Which one do you like the most?

Tube map simplified

Art in London Tube Maps - Simplified Tubemap

A 3D tube map seen from afar. See a few other views on this page

Art in London Tube Maps - 3D

The twisted tube map.

Art in London Tube Maps - Twisted!

Sound map of London. Just click on one of the station name to hear a sound.

Which one did you like the most?

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About A Londoner from Afar

Cheese & choc lover, marketer and linguist who would like to explore and share those aspects that still have the power to make her stay in the amazingly vibrant city of London after nearly 10 years.
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4 Responses to Art in London Tube Maps

  1. gedlondon says:

    Really awesome post! Love it! 🙂

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  2. linyangchen says:

    The artistic map’s really nice although it doesn’t resemble the Tube Map. The sound map is great too but it would also be nice to use actual station names and sounds recorded in those stations or their vicinity.

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