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A lot has changed of course, since the 1930s – Euston station, for instance, looks a lot grander on the map, as this was before it was pulled down and replaced with a giant shed in the 1960s.It looks more grand than St Pancras even, on this map!

The Children’s Map of London (sometimes called the Children’s Pictorial Map of London) was drawn by Leslie Bullock and first published by Bartholomew in 1938, the edition here is I believe the original version.

All royalties from the sale of the map went to the Hospital for Sick Children in Great Ormond Street (aka GOSH) which appropriately does itself appear on the map.

The decorative style brings to mind an older time – perhaps the 1920s, when decorative maps were popular and the Beck tube map had not yet appeared – or perhaps even a map from the 1800s.

Despite this, it was likely a good map to navigate by, as it includes most of the street network, and doesn’t distort the geography.

For example, a number of the City of London’s many Victualling Houses (aka pubs) can be toggled on and off. As well as the silver background, the colours used (black, with white station symbols and dark green parks) gives the map a rather unique feel.

Above is Bishopsgate, now home to Liverpool Street Station and the eastern part of the City of London or “Square Mile” (which essentially *was* London back in 1633, along with Westminster, a village beside the Thames.) Below is a larger extract from the full map, and at bottom is what is now Clerkenwell, just north of the City. Thanks to Kim Mc Lean-Fiander, of the project, for letting me know about it. The map reveals the locations of London’s key Art Deco (1920s-40s) buildings, in red.Thank you to Tf L’s Press Office for inviting Mapping London to the... Find out, in a series of stories, maps and graphics how animals migrate and move through the world. The maps were painstakingly drawn for the London County Council, shortly after the war’s end. The Great British Colouring Map: A Colouring Journey Around Britain...We normally feature “modern” maps on Mapping London, however this map despite being also known as the Map of Early Modern London, is certainly not new. Following on from their Brutalist London Map, Blue Crow Media have moved back a few decades and produced this new map of Art Deco London.Finally there was a glimpse of a modern geographical map of the tube network I hadn’t seen before.Dating from the early 1970s, it shows the network and its actual relation with the rest of London, and can be compared with the more modern London Connections map.The Lego is modern but the map was one of the last pre-Beck (pre-straight lines) map of the tube network, from the early 1930s.

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