Tube Map Shows the Real Distance Between London Underground Stations

By Gerald Lynch on at

It's no secret that London Underground's standard tube map isn't an accurate representation of the true distances between stations; it was instead created to present a complex web of interchanges in the most easily-legible form.

But for those weighing up whether it'd make more sense to jump on a tube or walk what may be a short distance between stations, it's not much use. Thankfully, due to a Freedom of Information request from James Burbage, TfL has put together a handy map showing the actual distances between the many tube stations on its network. Taking in planned Crossrail and National Rail routes that intersect with the capital's transport hub, it certainly makes a mess of all those neatly spaced coloured lines. Hit the source to see the map in its full glory. [WhatDoTheyKnow]