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.
The map features in our book, Londonist Mapped, available now in hardcover, for just £11.89.
This article originally appeared as part of a series on hand-drawn maps. Take a look at some of the other entries.
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.