What’s In A Station Name? TfL Creates Shakespearean Tube Map

Tu-be or not tu-be, that is the question. To mark the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death (it’s often said that the bard died on his birthday – 23rd April), TfL have come up with this ingenious and well-thought out tube map. The stations have all been replaced with names of Shakespearean plays, characters and modern adaptations.



The individual tube lines have also been given their own themes, to which the stations on each line cleverly fit into. For example, the Northern Line has aptly been dubbed the ‘Villains and Rivals’ line, in which the faithless lover, Cressida (previously Monument) and Macbeth (Embankment) fall into. The map also shows three London theatres where Shakespeare’s plays were performed – The Globe, Blackfriars Theatre and the newly rediscovered Curtain Theatre in Shoreditch. You can purchase the full poster version of the map from The Globe and the London Transport Museum from the 18th April. 

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