An absolute must if you need to see at a glance how best to get from A to B in London. Buses, trams, trains and tube are all easy to follow. The information is packed in and is very clear considering its small size. But small print is the price you pay to have so much information in such a compact form, and its easy to shove in your pocket and carry around. Folds up very easily and no danger of it folding "wrong way" so as to spoil it for future use; it won't do that because of the way it is designed. Better than an app on a phone screen, as you can see the big picture as well as the detail. I use this every time.
This is probably the most useful item EVER if you live in London or travel London. Sadly, not many places sell it and it is absolutely under-promoted.
So what it does:
* Shows ALL buses and their routes in Greater London and indicates their starting and ending point (the "normal" Bus maps you can get from libraries don't do that). * shows all trains, tube, DLR, overground and how they are intercepting * bus routes are relatively easy to "follow" when reading the mapt as they are coloured differently, even in crowded/central places * day buses on one side, night buses on the other side * station finder * small map showing the walking minutes between different popular central destinations
I love about it: enables me to find my way around quickly, helps me find alternative or quick routes, simple to read once you found your way around it, very compact (12*8cm folded up, fits in a pocket). At least once a week someone in the office asks to consult my map, most have bought their own by now... The TFL homepage/app often does not give you the correct/good bus options! and no proper bus map. at least not one that is easy to read. you never know where a bus starts and how it runs, exactly.
dislike: The print is rather small... but crisp and good layout, so good to read nevertheless. When used often, the print on the creases wears off. Still good to use, though.
A neat little addition to anyones pocket or handbag depending on your gender! Perhaps it would have been better on a white background rather than grey as it is small and can be difficult to see if you are in the more senior age bracket. Having said all that the price is good and if you are travelling around the Capital, this is a must buy!