Hand-Drawn Maps: London Firsts

By M@ Last edited 160 months ago

Last Updated 09 February 2011

Hand-Drawn Maps: London Firsts

This week's map takes a theme we've previously explored in Google Maps: London inventions and 'firsts'. The map's creator, Julia Forte, is something of a London aficionado and runs the London Peculiar website, which specialises in historic memorabilia relating to the capital.

Her map includes such notable human achievements as the world's first oxtail soup and Wellington boot alongside better known events such as the first television broadcast and first police force.


Click here for full-resolution map.

By way of contrast, here's our own Google map showing London inventions:
View Invented In London in a larger map

As a light pencil sketch, Julia's map is a little hard to make out online. However, you'll be able to view the real thing, alongside 10 other maps from our series, at our upcoming exhibition at the Museum of London.

Although entries for that exhibition are now closed, we'll continue to publish new maps on Londonist. Please have a look through our archive (see below) and send your handiwork to tips - at - londonist.com.

Previously: Albertopolis, Angel to Bankside, Anglo-Saxon London, Bloomsbury, 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, Isle of Dogs, London as a grid, King's Cross and Islington, Ladbroke Grove, Mayfair, Mayfair Squares, New Cross, New Cross (the fields of), Notting Hill, Paris versus London, Patchwork London, Pimlico, River Fleet, Primrose Hill, Rivers, Stoke Newington, Stratford, Toilets, Tottenham to Aldwych on bike, Walthamstow by mother and daughter, West Hampstead, Westminster kettling.