Hand-Drawn Maps Of London: The Fields Of New Cross

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We finish a week of maps with this delightfully green view of New Cross, as drawn by Harriet McDougall. Those who don’t know the Cross might assume it’s all tarmac and puking art students, but Harriet’s found a more verdant aspect.

I’d just moved to London to start university from the backwaters of Norfolk. Another guy starting my course was from the same area as me, and feeling really homesick, so I went on a mission to discover the countryside-ness of New Cross. One day (when my degree is over probably) I intend to do the same for some more boroughs- it was so much fun to draw and research.

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 next week (address supplied upon application).

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, Notting Hill, Paris versus London, Patchwork London, Pimlico, River Fleet, Rivers, Stoke Newington, Stratford, Toilets, Walthamstow by mother and daughter, Westminster kettling.

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  • Beth Torr

    I love the hand-drawn maps.

  • http://twitter.com/jessicamcf Jessica McFarland

    This is so beautiful! I didn’t realise I lived in such a green area. Will try to pay more attention to the trees from now on!

  • Mr Pepys

    Can you buy these? I’d love one.

  • Hi

    I kinda like it, but suggesting that people dress smartly and go to Borough just to fill up on samples and not buy anything is a bit pathetic, even if it’s just a joke.