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Check out this intricate map of London made of old-school paper Travelcards

James Manning

Before Oyster and contactless, disposable paper Travelcards were ubiquitous in London. Twickenham artist Vicky Steane collected around 5,000 from four years journeying around the capital – and instead of throwing them away like everyone else, she turned them into this incredible to-scale map of London, using different types of Travelcard for roads, parks, buildings and water.

The map is currently up for sale, ideally to an owner who’ll be able to put it on public display – but first, you can see it at Vicky’s Eel Pie Island studio during Richmond’s Art House Open Studios this weekend and next. Head down and check out this loving tribute to a more analogue era of London transport.

Zoom in on some details of the great Travelcard map:

Great Travelcard map: City of London

The City of London

Great Travelcard map: The Royal Parks

The Royal Parks

Great Travelcard map: Greenwich


Great Travelcard map: Regent's Park

Regent’s Park

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