Old Map of the London Underground Tube in 1922
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This is a charming old map of the London Underground from 1924 with bus, tram and railway connections.
The original title was 'How to get to Wembley', perhaps to help people get to the British Empire Exhibition which was located in Wembley in 1924.
The author of the map is Bravington's Ltd, a jewellery shop. Around the edge of the map are engravings of popular (and quite charming) diamond engagement rings. Back then you could get a diamond engagement ring from just £4...!
This map looks great at all sizes, from 12x16 inches (30x40cm), to 16x20 inches (40x50cm), 18x24 inches (45x60cm) and beyond. I can print it at large sizes all the way up to 50 inches wide (125cm).
The model in the listing images is holding the 24x18 inch (60x45cm) version of this map.
I can personalise this map for you with a short message. See the listing images for an example of what this looks like.
You might be a bit surprised at just how many underground railway stations had already been built by 1928! Most of the central London stations are already here: Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus, Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge, etc.
Many of the lines already have the same name as they have today. Bakerloo Line, Piccadilly Line, Central Line, and the District Railway are all here.
The Northern Line didn't quite exist though - it was still called the Hampstead and Highgate Line, connecting into the City & South London Railway.
Some lines haven't yet been built or extended. The Northern Line has only made it to Clapham, but would soon extend to Balham, Tooting and beyond. The Central Line stops at Liverpool Street. And there's no Victoria Line or Jubilee Line yet - they opened in the 60s and 70s respectively.
You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that really makes our maps pop out when on a wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame. We use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in our frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport. Please contact me if you would like to frame one of the larger prints for a custom order.
If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.
I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984 and I'm a 5-star Etsy seller with 1000s of sales and reviews.
This is the cheapest place to buy my maps online.
I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.
Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.