New map just dropped: check out a new and improved view of the London Underground, courtesy of authors Reni Eddo-Lodge and Rebecca Solnit, who worked with Emma Watson to create a visual homage to the women who shaped British history and culture.
The City of Women London map renames each station after a woman who has been significant to London’s cultural history, often corresponding to a place or neighborhood where they lived or worked. It highlights such figures as Noor Inayat Khan, Jill Vilner, Beatrix Potter, Zadie Smith, Sylvia Plath, and others, including less well-known artists, writers, workers, and thinkers who were nevertheless important to the history of London.
Watson and Eddo-Lodge were inspired by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro’s City of Women New York City subway map, a project from 2016 that re-imagined the subway map along similar lines. Eddo-Lodge told Londonist that London’s “iconic places are named after pubs, and parks, gates and members of the monarchy, but I was excited to give the map a feminist refresh.”