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Hands up who’s jumped on the tube from Oxford Circus to Tottenham Court Road. Or Tower Gateway to Aldgate East? We’re all guilty of taking the easy way out on occasion, but is it really quicker? Well, it’s time to find out. Cartographic clever clogs Rod McLaren created a map (albeit in 2003!) showing which stations are under 500m apart and hence definitely easier to walk between.

Edward Tufte Forum London Underground Maps Worldwide Subway Maps Entrancing London Map With Underground Stations

A Tube Map To Assist Time Travelers In Medieval London

A Tube Map To Assist Time Travelers In Medieval London

If you ever find yourself hanging around in the century, be sure to carry a copy of the Medieval Tube Map. The chart shows the many small hamlets, manors and landmarks that you might have visited in and around London during the Middle Ages.

London Geographic Tube map

Central section of the Tube Map, rendered with a 'plasticine' look.

to celebrate the london underground's 150th anniversary we've collected some playful reinterpretations of harry beck's iconic map.

The spiral tube map of London (spirals out from the most densely connected station)

Gatwick Airport maps

Maps showing our North and South Terminal layout.

Alt tube maps: Mackintosh tube map

London Underground: 14 alternative Tube maps

British Waterways map of canals and rivers in London Photograph: guardian.co.uk

Becks design has spawned a number of imitators – this from British Waterways, who have created an alternative map of London using its canals and rivers


London tube map of Ever been to a foreign city and found yourself chuckling at the simplicity of their subway system? That’s exactly what they’ll be doing in 40 years’ time when.