The Actual London Underground

Mar 10th, 2006, 09:05 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 19,000
The Actual London Underground

From time to time, it is mentioned hereabouts that the classic Underground map doesn't reflect the relative distances between stations accurately, because it was deliberately distorted for the sake of an uncluttered graphical presentation.

If you've ever wondered what the Tube network really looks like, it's here:

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tube/maps/real...derground.html
Robespierre is offline  
Mar 10th, 2006, 09:15 AM
  #2  
Neopolitan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thank you for that very interesting link. I like the way it morphs into the real thing. It has taken me years to understand the layout of the Thames thanks to the totally misrepresented depiction of it on the tube map.
 
Mar 10th, 2006, 09:17 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 5,597
That's a great site Robespierre! The London underground map is just so easy to use. Very interesting to see it the other way.
Tulips is offline  
Mar 10th, 2006, 09:45 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 23,074
rkkwan is offline  
Mar 10th, 2006, 09:52 AM
  #5  
esm
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,487
Awsome link.
esm is online now  
Mar 10th, 2006, 10:06 AM
  #6  
wug
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 403
How Cool. I went to grad school in London years ago and always felt like I never quite got it figured out as far as where everything was. It's not that I was wandering around lost all the time or anything, it just always seemed a little off. Perhaps it's because subconsciously I was trying to make London fit the tube map? I don't know. Next time I go maybe I'll print out the real underground and use it instead.
wug is offline  
Mar 10th, 2006, 10:08 AM
  #7  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 19,000
You don't have to print out the Real Underground layout. It's on the bus(!) map they give away in the Tube stations.

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/buses/pdfdocs/centlond.pdf
Robespierre is offline  
Mar 10th, 2006, 10:17 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,954
So cool. I loved that.
logandog is offline  
Mar 13th, 2006, 05:50 PM
  #9  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 19,000
t
Robespierre is offline  
Mar 13th, 2006, 10:20 PM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,215
Very interesting. Thanks Robespierre!
KathrynT is offline  
Mar 14th, 2006, 01:42 AM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 835
Incredible. I see it's provided by the London Transport Museum - one of the best stops I ever made in London.
crepes_a_go_go is offline  
Mar 14th, 2006, 02:55 AM
  #12  
tod
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 3,654
Thanks a mil for that interesting stuff on the London underground!
tod is offline  
Mar 14th, 2006, 04:33 AM
  #13  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,301
Very, very cool!

Wug, I, too, was always trying to make London fit the tube map!
MelJ is offline  
Mar 19th, 2006, 10:13 AM
  #14  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 19,000
Wait! There's more:

http://www.simonclarke.org/lul/maps/lul.gif
Robespierre is offline  
Mar 19th, 2006, 10:31 AM
  #15  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 19,000
The Tate Gallery by Tube:

http://www.clarksbury.com/cdl/maps/tatemap.jpg
Robespierre is offline  
Mar 19th, 2006, 11:12 AM
  #16  
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 196
Way to go, Robespierre. Such an interesting link.

Years ago I visited the London Transport Museum. It was a highlight of that particular stay. I've always recommended it to others.
everittp is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
PatrickLondon
Europe
20
Feb 17th, 2016 08:18 AM
PatrickLondon
Europe
5
Mar 26th, 2006 08:36 AM
Robespierre
Europe
14
Mar 20th, 2006 08:50 AM
JulieVikmanis
Europe
5
Nov 3rd, 2004 02:01 AM
Mikex
Europe
6
Oct 12th, 2003 03:13 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:03 AM.