A new Shakespeare-themed version of the Tube map, on which each line has been assigned a subject and station names then changed to reflect that theme, is now available to pre-order from the London Transport Museum’s online shop.
Areas on the map have been clustered together to focus on different themes such as the London Overground from New Cross to West Croydon, which are song titles inspired by Shakespeare.
Also featured are three of the theatres where William Shakespeare’s plays were performed – the Globe Theatre, Blackfriars Theatre and the Curtain Theatre in Shoreditch, which was rediscovered recently.
Created to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the map will be available to buy as a 24″ x 36″ maxi poster or as an art print and can also be bought in person from the museum and Shakespeare’s Globe from April 18.
Chris MacLeod, TfL’s Marketing Director, said: “The works of William Shakespeare are a global institution and have been loved by young and old for more than 400 years.
“This new map combines two Great British icons together in a fun but informative way.”
Dr Farah Karim-Cooper, Head of Higher Education & Research, Globe Education, said: “What this wonderful keepsake reveals is that Shakespeare’s work, his characters and themes intersect with each other in fascinating ways.
“To think about navigating the plays in the same way we think about getting around the underground reminds us that as complex as they are, the works of Shakespeare are entirely accessible to everyone.”
To pre-order the map, or to view other merchandise, please visit ltmuseumshop.co.uk