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Check out this lovely illustrated map of London

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We love a good tube map, but sometimes it's nice to come up for air from the sweaty Underground and take a look at our whole city in all its glory. While Google Maps is practical, it ain't that pretty to look at – but this illustrated map of London definitely is. The cartographic creation is the work of artist Cally Lathey, who spent five months painstakingly hand-drawing the map, which features London landmarks, green spaces, museums, cultural references and famous pubs. 

There's a high concentration of facial hair and bikes in Shoreditch, naturally.

 

While in Camden, there are references to Madness, Amy Winehouse and the 1987 cult classic 'Withnail & I', which was set in the area.

 

Unsurprisingly, the Canary Wharf area is all pie charts, money, skyscrapers and, er, fish – thanks to the nearby Billingsgate fish market.

 

 

 
Get your hands on one of these lovely maps here.

Want more cool maps? Check out this hand-drawn map of London, which took ten years to finish

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