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Hand-Drawn Maps Of London: Super-Detailed City

M@ 16 May 2012
Hand-Drawn Maps Of London: Super-Detailed City

Perhaps inspired by the hyper-dense mapping of Stephen Walter, Jojo Oldham has put together her own take on the centre of London. She includes "the best and worst that London has to offer. Full of crap drawings, musings and mistakes."

Actually, there's plenty to admire here. Jojo awards certain areas with rosettes, declaring them 'edgy', 'past it?' and 'chaotic'. The compact annotations point out shops, bars and attractions of note (to the artist), with frequent asides sandwiched in between streets. It's one to savour.

You can get a print of the map for £120 (33 times cheaper than a Stephen Walter) here.

We’re still looking for more hand-drawn maps (and they can be much simpler than this one). Send your work to tips@londonist.com

Previously: 101 Dalmations, Albertopolis, Angel to Bankside, Anglo-Saxon London, Bloomsbury, Borough of Southwark,Brixton as a tree, Central London, Central London with no street names, District Line (Wimbledon Branch),Docklands, Driver’s Mind Map, Family History, Fleet Valley, Hackney, Hampstead Heath, Honor Oak Park,Hoxton Square, Isle of Dogs, Kingsland Road, London as a grid, King’s Cross and Islington, Ladbroke Grove,London firsts, Markets, Mayfair, Mayfair Squares, New Cross, New Cross (the fields of), Notting Hill, Paris versus London, Patchwork London, Pigeon London, Pimlico, River Fleet, Secret Gardens, Primrose Hill, Rivers, Shoreditch, Stoke Newington,Stratford, Toilets, Tottenham to Aldwych on bike, Tube from memory, Walthamstow by mother and daughter,West Hampstead, Westminster kettling.

Last Updated 16 May 2012


Tags for which places are 'real'? Ugh. 


cate, they're all real places!

Robert Latchford

Not the prettiest or best map of London i've seen but better value for Money than the Stephen Walter designs.

Nelson Correia

Where can I buy a print (poster) of this Map?


Have you seen the ones on Evermade.com by Jenni Sparks? Her hand drawn map of London is incredible.