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London Underground Map

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JohoMaps! 2005

 

Interactive
London Metro Map
(Linked to Google Maps)
  Date:   Aug, 2006 (4th Ed)
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Dimension:   1056 x 718 pixels (968 kb)
Copyright holder:   Johomaps!
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Computer Specifics:   Prepared using Adobe Illustrator
   
   

London Underground Map

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JohoMaps! 2005

 

Interactive
London Metro Map
(Linked to Wikipedia)
  Date:   Aug, 2006
Map format:   jpeg
Dimension:   1056 x 718 pixels (968 kb)
Copyright holder:   Johomaps!
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Computer Specifics:   Prepared using Adobe Illustrator
   
   

London Urban Rail Map

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JohoMaps! 2005

 

Interactive
London Urban Rail Map
(Geographically Correct)
  Date:   Aug, 2006 (4th Ed)
Map format:   jpeg
Dimension:   1022 x 754 pixels (790 kb)
Copyright holder:   Johomaps!
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City Map of London

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JohoMaps! 2005

 

Map of London
  Date:   Aug, 2006 (2nd Ed)
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Dimension:   881 x 732 pixels (179 kb)
Copyright holder:   Johomaps!
Conditions of using this map:   Unlimited educational use, free download.  Free web posting with web link to www.johomaps.net
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City Info

Other names of London:
Londinium (Latin)
Londres (French, Portuguese, and Spanish)
Londra (Italian)

Adjective: Londoner

London (From Wikipedia)
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The name London is commonly thought to have come from the Latin name Londinium, as London was founded by the Romans during their reign over the land, around AD 43– although there is some slight evidence of pre-Roman settlement. The BBC History website, however, claims that the name Londinium is actually "Celtic, not Latin, and may originally have referred to a previous farmstead on the site"; the root is 'Lond' meaning 'wild' (i.e. overgrown or forested) place. This fortified Roman settlement was the capital of the province of Britannia. According to findings displayed in London Museum, the initial language of London was Latin with much Greek spoken due to the presence of Greek speaking Roman soldiers and businessmen. Another suggestion for where the name of the city comes from could be that of the mythical leader, King Lud. It was said that Lud laid out the first set of roads in the city. His statue can be seen hidden at the church of St Dunstan's In The West, Fleet Street.Around AD 61 the Iceni tribe of Celts lead by Queen Boudica stormed London and took the city from the Romans. The Celts burnt the relatively new Roman town to the ground, and archaeological digs have revealed a layer of red ash beneath the City of London, which is believed to be the burnt remains of the old Roman town.


After the fall of the Roman Empire, Londinium was abandoned and a Saxon town named Lundenwic was established approximately one mile to the west in what is now Aldwych, in the 7th century. The old Roman city was then reoccupied during the late-9th or early-10th century.
Westminster was once a distinct town, and has been the seat of the English royal court and government since the mediæval era. Eventually, Westminster and London grew together and formed the basis of London, becoming England's largest – though not capital – city (Winchester was the capital city of England until the 12th century).London has grown steadily over centuries, surrounding and making suburbs of neighbouring villages and towns, farmland, countryside, meadows and woodlands, spreading in every direction. From the 16th to the early-20th century, London flourished as the capital of the British Empire.
In 1666, the Great Fire of London swept through and destroyed a large part of the City of London. Rebuilding took over 10 years, but London's growth accelerated in the 18th century, and, by the early-19th century, it was the largest city in the world.
London's local government system struggled to cope with this rapid growth, especially in providing the city with adequate infrastructure. In 1855 the Metropolitan Board of Works was created to provide London with infrastructure to cope with its growth. In 1889 the MBW was abolished, and the County of London was created which was administered by the London County Council, the first elected London-wide administrative body.


Probably the most significant changes to London in the last 100 years were as a result of the Blitz and other bombing by the German Luftwaffe that took place during World War II. The bombing killed over 30,000 Londoners and flattened large tracts of housing and other buildings across London. The rebuilding during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s was characterised by a wide range of architectural styles and has resulted in a lack of unity in architecture that has become part of London's character.
Until their 1997 ceasefire, London was regularly a target for IRA bombers seeking to pressure the British government into negotiations with Sinn Féin on Northern Ireland.
On 7 July 2005, there was a series of coordinated bomb attacks by extremist suicide bombers on three underground stations and a bus. The explosions came less than 24 hours after London was awarded the 2012 Summer Olympics and as the G-8 summit was underway in Gleneagles, Scotland. A series of attempted bombings also took place on 21 July 2005; however, in the latter incident, there were no fatalities.


Modern London
Today Greater London comprises the City of London and the 32 London boroughs (including the City of Westminster). 12 of these boroughs are defined as Inner London, the remaining 20 defined as Outer London. The dominant centre of activity in London is the City of Westminster (including the West End) which is the main cultural, entertainment and shopping district, the location of most of London's major corporate headquarters outside of the financial services sector, and the centre of the UK's national government. The City of London (also known as the "Square Mile") is at the centre of international finance, and is Europe’s main business centre. The headquarters of more than 100 of Europe’s 500 largest companies are all in London. The London foreign exchange market is the largest in the world, with an average daily turnover of $504 billion, more than the New York and Tokyo exchanges combined. While very busy during the working week, most parts of the City tend to be quiet at weekends, since it is primarily a non-residential area.London is one of the most visited cities on earth. Tourist attractions are located mainly in Central London, comprising the historic City of London; the West End with its many cinemas, bars, clubs, theatres, shops and restaurants; the City of Westminster with Westminster Abbey, the royal residences of Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and St. James's Palace; the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea with its museums (the Science Museum, Natural History Museum, and Victoria and Albert Museum) and Hyde Park. Other important tourist attractions include St Paul's Cathedral, the National Gallery; the South Bank and Bankside areas of Southwark with the Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern; London Bridge, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, and the Tate Britain on the Embankment; and the British Museum in Bloomsbury. There are many other places of interest across the city.

 


Web Maps  - External Links


London Interactive Underground Map
by Multimap.com
General Rating:
 
  • Standard London Underground Map
  • Click once to zoom in to a readable level, then click on any station to display detailed street maps by Collin Bartholomew.
  • User-friendly "Overview Map" of the UK on the left hand side of the main window, click anywhere on it to see road maps of that region.  The user can also click on nearby countries. (France and Belgium)
  • User-friendliness: 4/5
  • Printer-friendliness: 4/5
Required Program No
Orthophoto
Road names and highway numbers
Additional Info N/A

 

TubeGuru
by London Underground
General Rating:
 
  • Click on a region.  It will zoom in to the region from which the user can pick a station for more information and a map of the immediate area surrounding the station.
  • The area map is a bit too small
  • Station by station information and map.  Searchable with search engine on the top of the page
  • User-friendliness: 5/5
  • Printer-friendliness: 2/5
Required Program No
Orthophoto
Road names and highway numbers (the station map)
Additional Info N/A

 

London Interactive Underground Map
by UKguide.com
General Rating:
 
  • Click on the underground stations on the map for information of the area surrounding that station.
  • The best web map that shows both the streets and subway stations in Central London.  If the streets are labeled the map will be much more useful to tourists.
  • User-friendliness: 4/5
  • Printer-friendliness: 2/5
Required Program No
Orthophoto
Road names and highway numbers
Additional Info N/A

 

Google Map General Rating:
 
  • High Definition satellite photo
  • User-friendliness: 4/5
  • Printer-friendliness: 4/5
  • Special Features: Hybrid Maps, i.e., highway info projected on satellite images.  Images are scaled and projections are accurate.
  • Good zoom in and zoom out function
  • Detailed info only appears at appropriate levels to avoid cluttering the map.
Required Program No
Orthophoto See Othrohoto
Road names and highway numbers
Additional Info Very clear compared to European maps, but isn't as detailed.  Things such as post offices are not on.  The clarity makes it easy for navigation.

 

Reference Maps and Info  - External Links


Map and info of London's Subway System (Urban Rail. net)
Maps and the most updated info on the tube of London

 
London Underground Official Maps (Tube Maps)
Adobe Acrobat (pdf) Maps of the London underground system, including maps in foreign languages.   

 

Official Maps of the National Rail (London Region) (pdf)
Pdf Maps of the National Rail network in the Greater London Area.

Click here for maps of SE England (pdf file)
Click here to see all National Railway maps

 

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