London's Iconic Tube Map Gets an Olympic Makeover

By Sam Gibbs on at

London’s in the midst of preparations for the onslaught of Olympic tourists – even TfL’s given the humble tube map an Olympian-infused makeover. Out with your Waterloos, Eustons and Baker Streets and in with the likes of Emma Snowsill, Michael Jordon and Daley Thompson. Even Ian Thorpe, Denise Lewis and Steve Redgrave have their own stops.

The map (pdf) was created for TfL by two sports journalists, Alex Trickett and David Brooks, who apparently had some epic rows over who was going to make the cut and who would take the most famous stations. The Underground Olympic Legends Map is available in poster form for £4.99 direct from TfL’s shop for those looking to console that special Olympic fan in the family who's been sulking ever failed to get tickets. [TfL]