The iconic London Underground map could be getting a major redesign

The London Underground map is one of the most iconic in the world. Designed by Harry Beck in 1931, it began simply but the addition of new lines has ballooned the map into an overcrowded mass of interchanging multi-coloured lines. Well, it looks like a major redesign could be on the cards as plans have been announced to shake up one of the newest and most confusing parts – the Overground network.

The London Overground lines weave their way across the map in orange, creating a somewhat convoluted network of lines and junctions, and making the map pretty hard to navigate at first glance (think of the poor tourists). It's a map that rivals the best infographics out there, but it is clear it needs work (if you happen to be heading to the UK capital, see our guide to the best hotels in London).

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Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity.