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Monopoly’s Northumberland Avenue

Another Monopoly location uploaded photographer Leonard Bentley

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Monopoly’s Fleet Street

The street made famous by its “news” connections – uploaded to Flickr by D1v1D

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Monopoly’s Bond Street

With City Radio’s Caroline Radnofsky! Good feed-back to our Monopoly post!

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The evolution of the London Tube Map

The iconic London Underground map has seen many revamps in the 105 years since its birth, but now Dr Max Roberts has revolutionised the traditional topological map in favour of a design based on concentric circles.

In his guest post on the ‘Going Underground’ blog, Dr Roberts writes: “”With the new orbital loop surrounding Central London, some people are suggesting a mapping approach based on circles to emphasise this feature. There is nothing new here, and Berlin, Paris, Moscow and Madrid have all received this treatment in the past. Grounding a map in familiar shapes such as circles can make it easy to comprehend.”

However he recognises that it is possible to “push a design priority too far”.

Check out the evolution of the London Map over time.
The first combined map was published in 1908 by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London (UERL) in conjunction with four other underground railway companies using the “Underground” brand as part of a common advertising initiative
 
The first publically issued folder version of the famous Harry Beck diagram of the London Underground system as issued in 1933 – the Piccadilly line northern extension has yet to be opened from Oakwood (Enfield West) to Cockfosters.
A modern day tube map, from April 2011
 

Monopoly’s Trafalgar Square

On ice no less! Uploaded by Diamond Geezer Image

Monopoly’s Whitehall…

An excellent snap to celebrate the anniversary of Monopoly!

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Catch of the Day

Mackerel has been removed from the Marine Conservation Society‘s ‘eat with a happy heart’ list and downgraded to ‘eat with caution’ due to over-fishing.

With its status as a firm kitchen table favourite, we investigated how serious the situation really is and what fish you can turn to to replace this oily staple. Where better than Billingsgate Market to get to the heart of the matter – have a gander at the images below.

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PAINTING THE TOWN JAZZ

Fern Tomlinson went to Emma smith’s London Jazz Festival concert at St James’s Church in Piccadilly on Wednesday 14th November. Have a swatch at our images of the event.

Photography: Fern Tomlinson

AUSTERITY MARCH WESTMINSTER

Our reporter, Maxwell Ward headed down to Westminster for London’s branch of the international march against austerity. Check out these images for a unique insight into the protest, from the ground.

Photography: Maxwell Ward