Map key

Map key

A key to the maps shown at the bottom of most gazetteer pages

Some hues vary according to degree of zoom
Land use colours should be treated as a rule of thumb rather than a certainty
River bus piers and (especially) bus stops appear only in high zoom views – as do secondary entrances to DLR stations


An exam­ple map is shown below – and you’ll instant­ly detect why I chose this area. It’s rare to see so many parcels of land giv­en over to dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories of usage in close prox­im­i­ty to one anoth­er, which makes it an atyp­i­cal­ly colour­ful spec­i­men of Lon­don car­tog­ra­phy.

Like all the Google maps on Hid­den Lon­don you can zoom in or out using the plus and minus but­tons; drag the per­son icon to almost any road for a Street View; and move the whole map around to show any part of Lon­don (or beyond).

Click ‘Satel­lite’ for a bird’s-eye view. Click ‘Map’ for stan­dard Google maps colour­ing.

NB   The site present­ly has more non-Google maps than it used to have. This is pri­mar­i­ly an expe­di­ent to avoid Google’s pro­hib­i­tive­ly expen­sive charges for high usage.