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16 May 2012 | Maps | By: M@

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 DalmationsAlbertopolisAngel to BanksideAnglo-Saxon LondonBloomsburyBorough of Southwark,Brixton as a treeCentral LondonCentral London with no street names, District Line (Wimbledon Branch),DocklandsDriver’s Mind MapFamily HistoryFleet ValleyHackneyHampstead HeathHonor Oak Park,Hoxton SquareIsle of DogsKingsland RoadLondon as a gridKing’s Cross and IslingtonLadbroke Grove,London firstsMarketsMayfairMayfair SquaresNew CrossNew Cross (the fields of)Notting HillParis versus LondonPatchwork LondonPigeon LondonPimlicoRiver FleetSecret GardensPrimrose HillRiversShoreditchStoke Newington,StratfordToiletsTottenham to Aldwych on bikeTube from memoryWalthamstow by mother and daughter,West HampsteadWestminster kettling.

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cate

Tags for which places are 'real'? Ugh. 

Freesia

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?

Pasta

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