Whatever you do, make sure you don’t cast an election vote based on the London tube map

There’s a general election coming up, you know. However, the following is in no way intended to draw any parallels with the main parties or as voting advice, it’s just a bunch of stuff I noticed about London’s tube map. Okay?


Cuts through the heart of the capital, from the outer environs to the money of the City.
Useful for denizens of both affluent and ‘up-and-coming’ areas.
Can sometimes be frustratingly unreliable and can take a while to get you to your destination, but ultimately goes in the right direction.


Despite being good for certain places and sometimes looking pretty useful, once you get inside it’s actually scarily old-fashioned and many of the seats face in the wrong direction.
Stops at lots of posh and important-sounding places like Islington, Victoria and Pimlico, but basically loses interest and becomes pretty useless as soon as it ventures anywhere a bit edgy, like Stockwell or Finsbury Park.


Stops at lots of places that the other main lines have stations but, in reality, doesn’t really go anywhere.

And in case you need another option:


Goes through lots of pleasant leafy places and, as a bit of the line travels above ground, some stops offer a breath of fresh air, but isn’t a fat lot of good for anything else.

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