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Monday, October 18, 2010

Win an Underground Film Map

TfL have teamed up with the London Film Festival to produce the first ever (official) London Underground Film Map. Station names have been changed on the familiar Tube map to represent the past 70 years of films and TV shows shot on location at or near Tube stations. For example, Chalfont and Latimer turns into Lolita , Walthamstow Central becomes An Education and Euston becomes Somers Town.

Detail of Underground Film Map

In some cases the station is named after a famous film star or film maker born near the Underground station. So Rayners Lane in Harrow becomes Dev Patel and Barking turns into Dame Maggie Smith.

Adrian Wootton, chief executive of Film London, said: "On average there are approximately 35 crews shooting on location in the capital every day and that wealth of film-making can be seen in this wonderful Underground Film Map.

"From the obvious titles such as Bourne Ultimatum at Waterloo Station and V for Vendetta blowing up the Houses of Parliament at Westminster, to the more surprising including The Dark Knight's Batcave in Vauxhall and An Education filming in Walthamstow, this map plots out the capital's credentials as one of the world's most popular film cities

The Underground Film map is on sale from the BFI Film Store at BFI Southbank, London Transport Museum Shop, Covent Garden and online from TfL's shop at £9.95.

There's also 50 posters being given away by TimeOut if you answer the film and Tube related question below, by 28th October:

"Why has TFL replaced 'Leytonstone' with Alfred Hitchcock on their new version of the Tube map?"

I blogged about the Leytonstone & Hitchcock connection a few years ago, if you need a little help!

Thanks to Richjm for letting me know about this & good luck if you enter the competition.

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