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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

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Mind the Map  Pocket District Railway map, 1887  

   
Mind the Map - Pocket District Railway map, 1887

Mind the Map Pocket District Railway map, 1887 


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Covent Garden Tube Station
 
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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
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Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
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Drury Lane NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £25  36% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 1 minute from Mind the Map
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
 
 
 
The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £137  27% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 2 minutes from Mind the Map
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
ME London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £188  41% off
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Mind the Map
A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 11th September 2016
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 1 minute from Mind the Map
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
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The Entertainer
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th August to 12th November 2016
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 6 minutes from Mind the Map
Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh and John Hurt, who returns to the London stage for the first time in a decade, in this production of John ...More
 
 
 
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Stomp
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st August - 8th January 2017
Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Mind the Map
Stomp stages an aural assault on your senses at the Ambassadors Theatre. There is no plot, no dialogue and nobody speaks a word. Instead a group ...More
 
 
 
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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
With the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched inbetween them, the Aldwych and Strand theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The Aldwych is probably most noted for ... More
 
 
 
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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Mind the Map
Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre (formerly known as the Strand Theatre) is one of London's more ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near 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
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre community. ... More
 
 
 
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Penhaligon's
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
41 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Mind the Map
For a sweet-smelling, sensory overload, Penhaligon's has to be the place to go. From the original Hammam Bouquet to the Winston Churchill's favourite - the Blenheim ... 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
If cupcakes are you cup of tea then head to the Covent Garden outlet of Primrose Bakery, a family owned enterprise which makes the most scrumptious ... More
 
 
 
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Starbucks
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
10 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Mind the Map
The ubiquitous Seattle based coffee shop can unsurprisingly be found all over London. Thanks to its market saturation policy, branches resemble the Capital’s buses by always ... More
 
 
 
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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
If you're brave enough to stomach the crowds of Covent Garden and you fancy a bite then there are worse places to go than Tuttons. Popular ... More
 
 
 
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Byron
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
33-35 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Mind the Map
Of all the many burger chains in London, Byron is the least gimmicky and could well be the best. Byron claims to source its beef from ... More
 
 
 
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London Capital Computer College
London > Education > Professional Training
38 King Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Mind the Map
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Mind the Map
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from Mind the Map
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Mind the Map
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Mind the Map
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
 
 
 
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The Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Mind the Map
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
 
 
 
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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Mind the Map
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Mind the Map
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Mind the Map
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
 
 
 
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The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Mind the Map
Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
 
 
 
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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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B.Y.O.C
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Mind the Map
A speakeasy bar with a twist, B.Y.O.C is a cocktail bar that doesn't stock any alcohol. But, before snubbing it in disgust, you can relax in ... More
 
 
 
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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

 
Wayne Hemingway: TalkWayne Hemingway: TalkWayne Hemingway: TalkWayne Hemingway, the designer behind Red or Dead and the man tasked with designing the new London Underground uniform, talks with BBC London's Robert Elms about the inspirations behind the design, and the challenges he faced designing a practical, fit-for-purpose uniform for such a large work force. The talk at the London Transport Museum's Upper D2016-07-05T00:00:00+01002016-07-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Craft
PRICING  £10, concs £8
DATES  Running from  Tuesday 5th July 2016untilTuesday 5th July 2016
VENUE  London Transport Museum 
Wayne Hemingway, the designer behind Red or Dead and the man tasked with designing the new London Underground uniform, talks with BBC London's Robert Elms about the inspirations behind the design, and the challenges he faced designing a practical, fit-for-purpose uniform for such a large work force. The talk at the London Transport Museum's Upper D... More about this event
 
May Half-Term Family Fun Activities: The Poster PartyMay Half-Term Family Fun Activities: The Poster PartyMay Half-Term Family Fun Activities: The Poster PartyThe Poster Party takes place throughout the May half term, from 28th May until 5th June 2016, with storytelling and crafty workshops included in the price of admission to the London Transport Museum. Mr Beak, the London Pelican, is the subject of the storytelling - he keeps getting lost but suddenly the posters on the wall start speaking to him. At2016-05-28T11:00:00+01002016-06-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
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Now On

event > Tours > Guided Tours - Museums & Galleries
PRICING  £16-£17, £13.50-£14.50
DATES  28th May to 5th June 2016
VENUE  London Transport Museum 
The Poster Party takes place throughout the May half term, from 28th May until 5th June 2016, with storytelling and crafty workshops included in the price of admission to the London Transport Museum. Mr Beak, the London Pelican, is the subject of the storytelling - he keeps getting lost but suddenly the posters on the wall start speaking to him. At... More about this event
 
New Johnston: New Font: Eiichi Kono In ConversationNew Johnston: New Font: Eiichi Kono In ConversationThe Japanese graphic designer discusses his work and updating Johnston's iconic alphabet.2016-06-07T19:00:00+01002016-06-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
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New Johnston: New Font: Eiichi Kono In Conversation
Cab It!Cab It!Experience Underground trains from the position driver's cab as you step inside a variety of static vehicles ranging from 1927 to 1986.2016-06-17T10:30:00+01002016-07-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
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Designing For The Public RealmDesigning For The Public RealmA discussion about Underground station design.2016-06-22T19:00:00+01002016-06-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
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The Invitation
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Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Mind The Map

Kenneth MacMillan's gripping ballet, The Invitation , brings a complex exploration of innocence and moral corruption to the ...More

Obsidian Tear
Dance | Until 11th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Mind The Map

Multi award-winning British choreographer Wayne McGregor presents his new ballet Obsidian Tear , which is given its ...More

Oedipe
Concerts | Until 8th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Mind The Map

Johan Reuter, John Tomlinson, Sarah Connolly and Sophie Bevan perform in The Royal Opera House ...More

The Winter's Tale
The Winter's Tale
Dance | Until 10th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Mind The Map

After creating Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for The Royal Ballet in 2011 - the company's first full length ...More

 
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
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Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Mind The Map

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Royal Ballet:Obsidian Tear/The Invitation/Within The Golden Hour
Dance | Until 11th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Mind The Map

A world premiere from McGregor, a dark drama from MacMillan and acclaimed ensemble work from Wheeldon....More

Kids' Sushi Class
Exhibitions | Until 28th May 2016 

Inamo Covent Garden 1 minute walk from Mind The Map

Train your Nigiri Ninjas We're opening Inamo's exclusive masterclasses to our younger fans. Enter the dojo of our expert Sashimi ...More

Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from Mind The Map

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
May Half-Term Family Fun Activities: The Poster Party
May Half-Term Family Fun Activities: The Poster Party
Tours | Until 5th June 2016 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Mind The Map

The Poster Party takes place throughout the May half term, from 28th May until 5th June 2016, with storytelling and ...More

 
Bach to Baby Family Concert In Covent Garden
Concerts | On 28th May 2016 

St Paul's Covent Garden 2 minutes walk from Mind The Map

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