Hand-Drawn Maps of London: A Mystery Location


Lee Jackson, novelist and curator of the indispensable Victorian London website sends us this work of expert draughtsmanship. But he’s intentionally left the identity of the location a mystery. Think you recognise the street pattern? Got a hunch which part of town serves as a nexus for mummies, toddlers, animals and footballers? The first person to correctly identify the neighbourhood in the comments below wins a copy of one of Lee’s London-set novels.

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We’re always looking for new entries in this series, so if you get the itch this weekend, draw us a map of your own ‘hood and send it to tips@londonist.com.

Previously: Hampstead Heath, Notting Hill, King’s Cross and Islington.

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  • http://undefined Michael

    Abbey Road!

  • http://undefined dutch_shortcake

    Stoke Newington Church Street!

    • M@

      Dutch Shortcake wins the novel. Please send your address to tips@londonist.com and we’ll get Lee to send you some fine reading material.

    • http://www.victorianlondon.org lee jackson

      Well done!

  • http://undefined mralistair

    that roundabout does seem to have a dispropotionate number of of near misses and traffic incidents.

    bit unfair calling the rose and crown a gastro-pub though….

    • http://www.victorianlondon.org lee jackson

      I like the Rose and Crown and (sort of) know the owner. I’d say it’s gone more in the gastro direction over the last year or two, and less the ‘local boozer’ than it was, say, ten or fifteen years ago. But I don’t spend much time there, so I may be doing it an injustice.

      • http://undefined Shellfire

        My softball team – which plays in Clissold Park – used to regularly go to the Rose & Crown after our games while it was owned by Mick, but after he and his wife sold up and left for Spain last year (I think it was Spring 2009, maybe 2008 though, time flies, etc) we have only been back a couple of times and have since defected to an alternative pub. Sadly the lovely old boozer has become a somewhat bland gastro-wannabe.

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    • http://www.victorianlondon.org lee jackson

      No, Stoke Newington, the budget Highgate. [if your budget is acutally still quite large]. Lee