A Colour Chart For London

Back in 2006, we mused on what colour best represents London. Our choice back then was purple, subsequently confirmed by the London Olympics team who selected fetching shades of mauve for the signage and uniforms.

But the capital has many other chromatic associations. To capture a few, and to jump on the back of a meme bandwagon, we’ve put together this don’t-cut-out-and-keep colour chart, to help you spot those subtle London hues and shades.

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  • Vidya

    The weird pink Oyster thing is a route validator

    • Kay

      hence why no one understands, what the hell is a route validator! 😛

      • Matt

        It proves that you’ve changed trains at the station you tap on it and hence that you have avoided Zone 1 (so you get a cheaper fare).

        • Andrew

          Pro-tip: don’t tap it when you go out from zone 2 to zone 3, only to come back into Zone 1 again otherwise it ensures you pay more! :-) e.g. Hackney Wick -> Stratford -> Liverpool Street [don’t tap it at Stratford!]