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For Zone One tourists only
on 9 May 2013
I'm so disappointed!
I love Pop-Up maps and have been using the original London Pop-Up for years. That original is now a bit tatty from use, so I picked up this new one. But it's nowhere near as good :(
The Pop-Up full tube map has now been relegated to a tiny "heart of the underground" map on a side panel (essentially the circle line boundary, it doesn't even show Stratford). This makes it utterly useless as most underground trains are determined by their final destination - and the map no longer shows these. Same with the bus routes.
The Pop-Ups are now two street maps. One is "Central London" the other is a close-up of "the West End" (already featured on the "Central London" map it sits next to).
The last side panel is "Theatreland", with theatres in the Leciester Square environs.
Please, Pop-Up map people, can we have the original format back? The one that was for people actually travelling around London. This one is for tourists staying at Zone 1 hotels and wanting a night at the Garrick. Nothing else.