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This hand-drawn map of London took ten years to finish

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Isabelle Aron

What have you been doing with the last ten years of your life? Whatever it is, we can guarantee it won't have required as much dedication as artist Fuller (Gareth Wood) who's spent a whole decade completing a meticulously detailed hand-drawn map of London. And it's not just a monochrome reproduction of Google Maps or a rip off of your bog-standard A-Z. Fuller has drawn a version of London that reflects his personal observations of the city, including Canary Wharf as a giant bird cage surrounded by skyscrapers and dollar bills, as well as a Pink Floyd-inspired version of Battersea Power Station complete with a giant floating pig in the sky. There's so much detail on this map you could probably stare at it for a good few hours, although ten years is probably pushing it.

Take a look at some more details from the map: 


Parliament Hill

Olympic Park


Canary Wharf

'London Town' will be on show at The Clock Tower, 5th Floor, St Pancras Chambers Apartments, Euston Road, NW1, from September 18, noon–10pm and during London Open House Weekend on September 19–20. Register here to get free tickets to the private view.

Find out more about the project and see some more snaps of the map or watch this video about the artwork.

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