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Real London Tube Lite

iPhone / iPad
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The London tube map drawn to scale to give you a great new perspective of the tube network.

This app can save you money by eliminating unnecessary tube journeys.

The full version which includes all the street detail of Google Maps and can be downloaded at

The traditional tube map provides a very distorted view of where stations actually are in relation to each other. This can often lead to longer journey times or even tube journeys that would be just as quick to walk.

Real London Tube Lite will lead to a much more efficient use of the London Underground.

Real London Tube Lite shows how the tube map looks if it was really drawn to scale.

See where you are on the map in relation to tube stations and tube lines.
Quickly see the nearest stations and lines to your current location including the distance.
This app also includes live Tube Status updates

Go ahead and enjoy a more efficient use of the London Underground.

The conventional tube map suggests that Notting Hill Gate is the nearest central line tube station to Paddington. In fact Lancaster gate is only 0.28 miles from Paddington compared with Notting Hill which is 1 mile away.

The conventional tube map shows Wimbledon and South Wimbledon stations in very separate areas whereas in reality they are less than a mile apart.

The conventional map suggests that Mansion House and Barbican are far apart on opposite sides of the circle line. They are in fact only 0.6 miles apart. Not much more than 10 minutes walk.

Viewing your current location on the map requires GPS.