Hand-Drawn Maps Of London: Isle of Dogs

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Colin Hoad provides today’s map. While it may be a little sketchier than others in this series, his ‘Fantasy Isle of Dogs’ captures the imagination by transforming the peninsula into a fairytale kingdom. The area has always had a magical ring about it, with evocative names such as Island Gardens, Mudchute and Canary Wharf itself. Colin provides further mystical names, including the ‘forest of lights’ (traffic light sculpture) and the Forbidden Portal (Thames foot tunnel entrance), all presided over by The Dark Tower of 1 Canada Square, where we’re warned ‘Here be Bankers’.

If you’d like to have a go at doodling your own neighbourhood, send images to tips – at – londonist.com. To be considered for our upcoming exhibition at the Museum of London, you’ll need to get the hard copy to us by the end of this week (address supplied upon application – please send an electronic version first). Previously: Albertopolis, Angel to Bankside, Borough of Southwark, Brixton as a tree, Central London, District Line (Wimbledon Branch), Central London with no street names, Driver’s Mind Map, Fleet Valley, Hackney, Hampstead Heath, Hoxton Square, London as a grid, King’s Cross and Islington, Mayfair, Mayfair Squares, New Cross, New Cross (the fields of), Notting Hill, Paris versus London, Patchwork London, Pimlico, River Fleet, Rivers, Stoke Newington, Stratford, Toilets, Tottenham to Aldwych on bike, Walthamstow by mother and daughter, West Hampstead, Westminster kettling.

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