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City of Women; the tube map that celebrates female influence in London

Maybe International Women’s Day is over, but that wont stop us talking about some of the amazing women who continue to shape London.

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City of Women have reinvented the classic tube map and made it even more iconic. How? By replacing the locations with names of ‘remarkable women and non-binary people who have shaped our city’. Not so good if you get easily lost, but brilliant if you want to widen your knowledge of the amazing people who are too often overlooked. Here’s what they said about it:

“Launched on International Women’s Day 2022 in partnership with Transport for London, City of Women replaces the names of familiar stations with household names and unsung heroes from arts, sports, activism, science, media, law, medicine and beyond.”

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We had a peak and here’s what some of our favourite SW tube stations were renamed as.

Clapham South: Anna Tyler. Advocate for greater inclusion of disabled people and blind & partially sighted people. Chair of the Royal National Institute of Blind People.

Clapham Common: Malorie Blackman. Author, specifically known for the Noughts & Crosses series.

Clapham North: Angela Carter. Author, poet and journalist. Known for her feminist works.

Brixton: Olive Morris. We actually wrote a whole article about Olive. Check it out.

Balham: Naomi Campbell. Model and businesswoman.

Battersea Power Station: Mary Tealby. Animal welfare campaigner.

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