As an antidote to the three posts this week criticising London transport maps and information, a particularly splendid reworking of the tube map has been going the rounds recently (click on it to see a bigger version).

London coffee tube map

It shows the names of good independent coffee shops in place of station names. That could be really handy on reaching the surface in an unfamiliar part of town. Or of course when refuge is needed because there are no trains.

The map comes from Out of Office – a site dedicated to the proposition that work is better done in coffee shops than in offices. And that, of course, is an idea which fits very nicely with another recent theme on this blog.


  1. I think this is really helpful…I think. The bit I’m missing (as a visitor) is which station relates to the named coffee shop without having a ‘normal’ tube map in (another) hand. I might be missing something… And I’m now stepping into dodgy uninformed technical stuff but is there way to click on the coffee shop and the tube station appears or vice versa…?

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