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8 Tube Maps that will change the way you look at London

The tube map is arguably one of the most well-loved and iconic pieces of London design, instantly recognisable, practical and an essential part of everyday life for any Londoner.

But did you ever realise that it could be used to explain other pieces of information that aren’t just limited to figuring out a convoluted route home during weekend maintenance.

Here’s 8 maps that borrow from the iconic design and tamper until it’s something brilliantly different.

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    The accurate tube map

    Did you honestly think that London could be fitted perfectly into such organised chaos?

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    The guide to extortionate London rent map

    It won’t come as any shock to you but it’s still good to know where you should be moving if you want to live somewhere without having to sell your kidneys on ebay.

    See it in full here.

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    The walking distance map

    The great tube con laid bare, we’ve suspected it for a long time but did you ever really realise how close some of these stations are?

    See it in full here.

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    The brilliant redesign by a Parisian man

    It might be an icon of design but due to constant developments it’s probably no longer the best way of presenting your travel routes – could this map be a step up?

    See it in full here.

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    The tour guide map

    Never again will you need to ask which stop is closest to the British museum, it’s all here for you.

    See it in full here.

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    The night tube map that probably won’t ever happen

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    The great pun map

    Because sometimes commuting is a joke.

    See it in full here.

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    The urban explorer map

    OK, so it doesn’t actually follow the format of the traditional map and it’s also probably more of an infographic than an actual map but, hey, it’s still interesting. How to climb the distance of Everest using only tube stations.

    See it in full here.