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London Underground Rent Map Shows Most Expensive Places To Live On Capital's Transport Network

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Unless you’re a property mogul or have some sort of Margaret Thatcher-esque arrangement with the Ritz, look away now.

Because the clever yet fiendishly cruel bods at Thrillist have joined forces with property website Find Properly to produce a London Underground rent map.

Yes, that’s a map of the capital’s transport network showing just how much renting at each stop will cost you per month. Or in a nutshell, just how unlikely you are to ever find that adorable, affordable pied-à-terre in Hyde Park Corner.

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Click here to view a zoomable version of the map

The figures reflect the cost of a one-bedroom property within a kilometer of each Tube station on the network (but not the Circle Line because as Thrillist points out ‘literally every station is present on another line.’)

While it’s no surprise that prices increase the closer you get to the centre of London, it’s an intriguing map nevertheless – only £1,260 for Kew Gardens, really?

You can expand your search (and general sense of masochism) on the Find Properly site which allows you to increase the number of bedrooms and intriguingly allows you to view the map in the form of Harry Beck's 1933 template or a geographically accurate version.

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Find Properly allows you to search using Harry Beck's 1933 template of the London Underground map, or an unofficial, geographically accurate version

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Speaking of which, an official geographically accurate map was recently prised from the clutches of Transport for London, via a Freedom of Information request.

Abandoning the classic straight lines and sharp angles as etched by electrical draughtsman Beck, the official map is a pleasingly cluttered mass of knots and curves.

Keep scrolling for close-ups of Thrillist's London Rent Map.

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This is how London's complex transport network really winds its way around the city

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  • 1889
    Transport for London
    Early Tube maps were simply geographical versions with the lines overlaid. This shows the District Railway and the Metropolitan Lines and the Circle Line which joined the two in 1884.
  • 1908
    London Transport Museum
    An early example of 'UndergrounD' logo.
  • 1921
    London Transport Museum
    This map shows interchanges as white dots and discarded all detail other than the lines.
  • 1933
    London Transport Museum
    1933 saw the first example of Harry Beck's schematic maps, created in an attempt to make them more readable. The move marked a turning point in their design.
  • 1937
    London Transport Museum
    This pre-war version shows areas of interest such as galleries and cathedrals.
  • 1937
    London Transport Museum
  • 1936
    London Transport Museum
    The words 'London' and 'Transport' added to the logo.
  • 1943
    London Transport Museum
    Evidence of Beck attempting to limit the use of diagonal lines in his designs.
  • 1948
    London Transport Museum
  • 1951
    London Transport Museum
    This version was adjusted so that Richmond was placed next to the Thames unlike previous maps.
  • 1958
    London Transport Museum
    The bends of the River Thames become more pronounced, reflecting the format of the lines.
  • 1963
    London Transport Museum
    The Underground's Publicity Officer, Harold F Hutchinson, took over design duties for this version but it's cluttered look did not go down well.
  • 1964
    London Transport Museum
    Paul E. Garbutt's design allowed for bends in the lines to create space for station names.
  • 1970
    London Transport Museum
    The more familiar 'Underground' logo appears with evenly sized characters.
  • 1974
    London Transport Museum
    The Victoria line all the way to Brixton appears.
  • 1977
    London Transport Museum
    One of the last pre-Jubilee Line era maps.
  • 1986
    London Transport Museum
    The original Charing Cross station is renamed Embankment.
  • 1987
    London Transport Museum
  • 1990
    London Transport Museum
    Jubilee line extensions added
  • 1994
    London Transport Museum
  • 1998
    London Transport Museum
    Zonal areas introduced on the maps.
  • 1999 March
    London Transport Museum
  • 1999 December
    London Transport Museum
  • 2010
    London Transport Museum
  • 2012
    TfL
    the 150th anniversary edition.
  • 2016
    TfL
    What we're familiar with today.
  • The vision for 2019
    TfL

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