Mapping London at the OXO Tower

02 - 13 September 2014

Oxo Tower
Barge House St
South Bank
London SE1 9PH

As part of the Totally Thames festival, DCRB brings to the Oxo Tower a
fascinating exhibition of maps of London from 1572 to 2013.

Highlights include the first printed plan of London, printed in 1572 by Braun & Hogenberg; Rocque’s grand plan of the city and the country ten miles around in 16 sheets from 1747; Booth’s ‘Poverty map’ depicting the condition and occupation of the people of London in 1889; Beck’s 1933 tube map, the first of its kind; and Simon Patterson’s ‘Saptarishi’ tube map from 2012, which replaces station names with famous personalities of the decade.