Before Oyster and contactless, disposable paper Travelcards were ubiquitous in London. Twickenham artist Vicky Steane collected around 5,000 from four years journeying around the capital – and instead of throwing them away like everyone else, she turned them into this incredible to-scale map of London, using different types of Travelcard for roads, parks, buildings and water.
The map is currently up for sale, ideally to an owner who’ll be able to put it on public display – but first, you can see it at Vicky’s Eel Pie Island studio during Richmond’s Art House Open Studios this weekend and next. Head down and check out this loving tribute to a more analogue era of London transport.
Zoom in on some details of the great Travelcard map:
The City of London
The Royal Parks