Diagrammtic History

This map is a staple of the site.


The London Underground 150th anniversary coin

London Connections 2015

The current London Connections map.

A Geographical London Connections Map dating from the mid 1990s

A geographical map.

London's Railways in 1897 (there is a post about this map on the site)


Each of these pictures lead you to a section of the website



Whether your interests are in the past, the present or the future we have something for you.


The links included here on the homepage are the most important – there will be many more elsewhere on the site.

Transport For London’s Tube Page

The London Transport Museum

Londonist – an online guide to things to do in London.

An online visitor’s guide to London.

History London – A splendid blog devoted to informing readers about London’s rich and varied history.

Latest Blog

The beautifully adaptable map by Harry Beck of the London Underground has been used all over the world, and inspired several ‘alternatives’. One such is this excellent map from Route Plan Roll, which in 2016 created this map of London’s cycle routes. Cycling in the capital, despite the busy roads, has been on the increase. […]

This story from EvolvePolitics is distressing in multiple ways – the initial situation, the absolute refusal of London Underground bosses in the face of all evidence to the contrary to consider the possibility that they might have got things wrong, and the fact they have twice in this one case sided against their own staff […]

Fascinating stuff, onto which I was put by a blog published by Time Out… The family history site Ancestry has recently published more than 35,000 TfL staff records for the first time online. They reveal the lives of bus drivers and L Source: In pictures: archive photos show what London’s public transport used to look […]

INTRODUCTION The inspiration for this post came from a post on estersblog, which I link to by way of one of her splendid pictures at the end of this introduction. I will briefly mention by name all the stations that are within walking distance of Greenwich proper (North Greenwich, in spite of the second part […]

INTRODUCTION I found this by way of a tweet from the official account of the British Transport Police, which contained a link to a more detailed piece put out by Transport for London. THE TWEET     Unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport is not ok.#ReportItToStopIt Text us on 61016 or call 0800 405040https://t.co/D2iNSsSpMs pic.twitter.com/ASjldtGbS1 […]

INTRODUCTION The good folk at the Museum of London, easily walkable from St Pauls (Central line) and Moorgate (Northern, Circle, Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and mainline railways) are running an exhibition on the the archaeology of the Elizabeth line, which is built on an East-West axis through London and because of its depth also cuts […]

This does not go nearly far enough for my liking, but it is a step in the right direction… South-east Londoners, rejoice! Your dreams of being connected to the tube network are now one step closer after TfL revealed new plans today for the future Bake Source: TfL has revealed where the new Bakerloo line […]

INTRODUCTION This post was inspired by a number of lots that will be featuring in James and Sons’ next auction (20th – 22nd February, 1st two days at James and Sons’ premises in Fakenham, third day at The Maids Head Hotel, Norwich). THE GIGANTIC WHEEL, EARLS COURT This structure, from the top of which Windsor […]

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