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by Katie Ball (subscribe)
Hi :) I'm Katie... South London wanderer and general adventurer. Follow me @Weekend_Notes
Published October 24th 2013
Some of the best 'alternative' Tube Maps.

Whether you are a keen cartographer or just fancy a bit of a travel eye-candy, take a look at some of the best 'alternative' London Underground Tube maps that have been developed by London enthusiasts.

Tourists beware, I wouldn't recommend trying to navigate around London using these!

1. The Underground Tube Map of the World

Courtesy of Jack Shephard

2. The Underground Tube Map of the Galaxy

Courtesy of Jack Shephard

3. The Life Expectancy Underground Map

This may be a little morbid, but useful nonetheless should you be planning where to live in London, assuming it is accurate.

However, can someone explain to me why those that live in Central London (Zone 1) live longer than those that can only afford to live a little further out. I feel somewhat cheated.

Courtesy of Jack Shephard

4. The EXTREMELY Useful Underground Map of Toilets

You may have to pay an EXTORTIONATE 30p to take a tinkle.. But at least you will know where to do it.

Courtesy of Jack Shepherd

5. The Super Mario Underground Map

In the style of Super Mario Bros 3 (nostalgic geeks rejoice!), this interpretation covers Zone 1. Not sure this will catch on with the TFL

Courtes of Dean Nicholls

6. The Actually Underground Underground Map

Who knew! Most of the 'Underground' isn't actually underground. Maybe they got a bit scared of the dark?

Courtesy of Jack Shepherd

7. The Accurate Underground Map

So it turns out the 'Circle Line' isn't actually in a 'circle' at all. How deceptive!

Courtesy of Jack Shepherd

If you are actually looking to get around London safely then take a look at here - The official home of Transport for London.

And only for the really keen cartographers, Maxwell Roberts has devoted an insane amount of time to Underground Maps. So much so he has written a book on it. 224 pages of public transport bliss, read more here

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