Mind the Map

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 28TH OCTOBER 2012

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Dates:
18th May 2012 until 28th October 2012
 
OPENING TIMES
Mon to Thu, Sat & Sun 10am-6pm (last adm 5.15pm), Fri 11am-6pm (last adm 5.15pm)
 
PRICES
FREE with entry to LTM £13.50 (Adults), FREE (Under 16s)
 

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Mind the MapCovent Garden's London Transport Museum is putting on a new (free with entry to the main museum) exhibition called Mind the Map which explores the inspiration, history, design and creativity behind London transport maps. Opening on 18th May 2012, the exhibition includes previously unseen historic material and new artworks by leading artists including Stephen Walter, Susan Stockwell, Jeremy Wood, and Simon Patterson whose 1992 version of Harry Beck's iconic 1931 Tube map, The Great Bear, replaced the stations with names of famous people. The artwork spans from a 1887 Jubilee Edition district railway pocket map to a 2006 Tube map cover by Yinka Shonibare, whose Nelson's Ship in a Bottle was recently moved from The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square to the National Maritime Museum. The largest exhibition of its kind to date, Mind the Map invites us to look at the relationship between identity and place, and explore the impact maps have had on our understanding of the city. Not only are they eyecatching, public and portable works or art but the maps also have a practical purpose - without them we would, quite literally, be lost.

 

About London Transport Museum

After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through the 200-year history of public transport, arranged according to several themes: London Transport's famous design heritage, the poster collection, public transport during both World Wars and plans for the capital's development in the twenty-first century. More about London Transport Museum

Mind the Map images

Mind the Map  Pocket District Railway map, 1887  

   
Mind the Map - Pocket District Railway map, 1887

Mind the Map Pocket District Railway map, 1887 

LondonTown.com - Mind the Map Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Covent Garden Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Drury Lane NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Strand Palace Hotel London
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372 Strand, WC2R | 1 minute from Mind the Map
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One Aldwych
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £204  25% off
1 Aldwych, WC2B | 1 minute from Mind the Map
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The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £133  30% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 2 minutes from Mind the Map
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 5 minutes from Mind the Map
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War Horse
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New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from Mind the Map
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
 
 
 
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Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 7 minutes from Mind the Map
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Mind the Map
London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on this ... More
 
 
 
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Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 2 minutes from Mind the Map
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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Mind the Map
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as Mind the Map
After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through ... More
 
 
 
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Mind the Map
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second ... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Mind the Map
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London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
41 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Mind the Map
130-year-old scent emporium with royal warrants. For a sweet-smelling, sensory overload, Penhaligon’s has to be the place to go. From the original Hammam Bouquet to the Winston ... More
 
 
 
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The Albion Emporium
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Mind the Map
As British as a bacon buttie, buying your groceries at The Albion Emporium is like getting first dibs on Mrs Beeton's pantry. A bastion of Britishness, ... More
 
 
 
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Primrose Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Mind the Map
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London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
10 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Mind the Map
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Tuttons
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
11/12 Russell Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Mind the Map
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Byron
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
33-35 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Mind the Map
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London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 8 minutes from Mind the Map
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 11 minutes from Mind the Map
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 11 minutes from Mind the Map
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London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Mind the Map
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Mind the Map
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Mind the Map
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39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Mind the Map
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33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Mind the Map
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, WC2B | 4 minutes from Mind the Map
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London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Mind the Map
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Lowlander Beer Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Mind the Map
The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny silver ... More
 
 
 
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London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, WC2N | 4 minutes from Mind the Map
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Mind the Map
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Mind the Map
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Mind the Map
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London Transport Museum events

 
Goodbye PiccadillyGoodbye PiccadillyGoodbye PiccadillyFollow the London buses driven to the front during World War I, find out how women made up the transport workforce back home for the first time and how Londoners came under attack from the air as war came to the capital in Goodbye Piccadilly. This major exhibition at the London Transport Museum explores the contribution of London's buses, their dri23rd September 2014Sunday 8th March 2015 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
Ongoing
Goodbye Piccadilly
event > Tours
DATES  16th May 2014 to 8th March 2015
VENUE  London Transport Museum 
Follow the London buses driven to the front during World War I, find out how women made up the transport workforce back home for the first time and how Londoners came under attack from the air as war came to the capital in Goodbye Piccadilly. This major exhibition at the London Transport Museum explores the contribution of London's buses, their dri... More about this event
 
Goodbye Piccadilly - From Home Front To Western FrontGoodbye Piccadilly - From Home Front To Western FrontA major exhibition featuring posters for recruitment and propaganda, a woman bus conductor's uniform, a B-type bus from 1911, and other objects, revealing the untold story of the capital's Home Front during the first world war.23rd September 2014Sunday 8th March 2015 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
Ongoing
Goodbye Piccadilly - From Home Front To Western Front
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation
DATES  16th May 2014 to 8th March 2015
VENUE  London Transport Museum 
A major exhibition featuring posters for recruitment and propaganda, a woman bus conductor's uniform, a B-type bus from 1911, and other objects, revealing the untold story of the capital's Home Front during the first world war.
Kate Adie: Fighting On The Home Front: TalkKate Adie: Fighting On The Home Front: TalkThe author and journalist talks about her book on the First World War.14th October 2014Tuesday 14th October 2014 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
On Soon
Kate Adie: Fighting On The Home Front: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Tuesday 14th October 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
VENUE  London Transport Museum 
The author and journalist talks about her book on the First World War.
The Social History And Cultural Significance Of The London Bus: SymposiumThe Social History And Cultural Significance Of The London Bus: SymposiumThe symposium will bring together authors, curators and history enthusiasts and present engaging discussions, debates and stories focusing on diverse topics.18th October 2014Saturday 18th October 2014 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
On Soon
The Social History And Cultural Significance Of The London Bus: Symposium
event > Business Events > Conferences
DATES  Saturday 18th October 2014 - 10am-4pm
VENUE  London Transport Museum 
The symposium will bring together authors, curators and history enthusiasts and present engaging discussions, debates and stories focusing on diverse topics.
1914-1918, From Home Front To Western Front: Symposium1914-1918, From Home Front To Western Front: SymposiumTalks to compliment the Goodbye Piccadilly exhibition.15th November 2014Saturday 15th November 2014 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
 
1914-1918, From Home Front To Western Front: Symposium
event > Business Events > Conferences
DATES  Saturday 15th November 2014 - 10am-4pm
VENUE  London Transport Museum 
Talks to compliment the Goodbye Piccadilly exhibition.
Women, Fashion And The First World War: TalkWomen, Fashion And The First World War: TalkA talk on how the way women dressed changed during the conflict.18th November 2014Tuesday 18th November 2014 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
 
Women, Fashion And The First World War: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Tuesday 18th November 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
VENUE  London Transport Museum 
A talk on how the way women dressed changed during the conflict.
 

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Goodbye Piccadilly
Goodbye Piccadilly
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2015 

London Transport Museum

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Goodbye Piccadilly - From Home Front To Western Front
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2015 

London Transport Museum

A major exhibition featuring posters for recruitment and propaganda, a woman bus conductor's uniform, a B-type bus from 1911, and ...More

Trash Tuesday
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th November 2014 

CellarDoor 1 minute walk from London Transport Museum

Champagne Charlie hosts this open mic night....More

The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th January 2015 

The Lyceum Theatre 1 minute walk from London Transport Museum

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Black Valley Diamonds
Concerts | Until 21st October 2014 

The Roadhouse 1 minute walk from London Transport Museum

The band specialises in British blues rock....More

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 30th May 2015 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 1 minute walk from London Transport Museum

Nominated for a staggering seven Oliviers in this year's Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 25th April 2015 

Novello Theatre 2 minutes walk from London Transport Museum

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 10th June 2015 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from London Transport Museum

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Insights: I Due Foscari
Concerts | On 23rd September 2014 

Linbury Studio Theatre 2 minutes walk from London Transport Museum

The production team discuss the latest production of Verdi's I Due Foscari, an intense tale of betrayal and corruption....More

Royal Opera: Rigoletto
Concerts | Until 6th October 2014 

Royal Opera House 2 minutes walk from London Transport Museum

David McVicar directs Verdi's tragic opera about a hunchbacked jester. Starring Simon Keenlyside as Rigoletto and Saimir Pirgu and Piero ...More

 
 
 
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