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London City Map


Detailed London City Map in vector file format you can edit in your own design software. Your topographic plan at street level contains editable layers for each cartographic category like roads, buildings, rivers, points of interests et cetera. This London City Vector Map includes not only the city centre, but the suburbs as well. 

Only accept the most accurate map of London. Therefore, we take five working days to incorporate the latest changes in a city map. This is what makes Map Illustrator stand out from other suppliers.

Specifications of the Vector London City Map

  • File format: Adobe Illustrator CC, other file formats like .jpg, .pdf, .png or .eps are available on request
  • File size: 25 MB
  • Scale: 1:15.000
  • Publishing date: May 2016
  • Online delivery period: five working days - by downloadble link

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London facts

Noisy, vibrant and truly multicultural, London is a megalopolis of people, ideas and frenetic energy. The capital and largest city of both the United Kingdom and of England, it is also the largest city in Western Europe and the European Union. Situated on the River Thames in South-East England, Greater London has an official population of a little over 8 million — although the figure of 14 million for the city's metropolitan area more accurately reflects its size and importance. Considered one of two of the world's leading "global cities", London remains an international capital of culture, music, education, fashion, politics, finance and trade.

The historical center of London is now a relatively small area still known as the City, which covers only about 2.6 sq km (about 1 sq mi). The City is capitalized, to distinguish it from the larger metropolis. This is where London began as a Roman colonial town around ad 50, at the point where the Romans built the first bridge in London. Today this area is one of the worlds leading financial centers. Most of the financial activities are crowded along Threadneedle Street, near the intersection known as the Bank, which includes the huge Bank of England complex, the Royal Exchange, and the Stock Exchange. The permanent residential population of the City is now less than 6000, but about 350,000 commute here daily to work. The only large residential portion of the City is the Barbican Centre, a concrete complex of towers, parking garages, and pedestrian walkways located on the northern edge of the City. The Barbican was built to replace older buildings destroyed in World War II (1939-1945), when the Germans heavily bombed London. 

Some of the Citys traditional functions have disappeared. The newspaper industry was concentrated in the Fleet Street area for centuries, but during the 1980s the Times and other papers moved to highly automated quarters at the Docklands in the East End. The old wholesale fish market, Billingsgate, located for centuries on the river between the Tower and London Bridge, also moved to the Docklands. 

London Districts

Central London and inner boroughs.

Vibrant historic district made famous by a group of turn-of-the-century writers and for being the location of the British Museum, the University of London and numerous historic homes, parks, and buildings. Part of the Borough of Camden.

City of London
The City is where London originally developed within the Roman city walls and is a city in its own right, separate from the rest of London. It is now the most important financial centre in the world, but an area where modern skyscrapers stand next to medieval churches on ancient street layouts.

Covent Garden
One of the main shopping and entertainment districts. Incorporates some of London's theatreland. Part of the City of Westminster and Borough of Camden.

Buffer zone between London's West End and the City of London financial district, home to the Inns of Court.

Leicester Square West End district comprising Leicester Square, Chinatown, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus and the centre of London's cinema and theatre land.

Mayfair-Marylebone Some extremely well-heeled districts of west central London and most of the city's premier shopping street.

Notting Hill-North Kensington Lively market, interesting history, the world famous carnival and diverse population.

Paddington-Maida Vale Largely residential district of northwest central London with lots of mid-range accommodation.

Soho Dense concentration of highly fashionable restaurants, cafés, clubs and jazz bars, as well as London's gay village.

South Bank South side of the river Thames with good views of the city, several theatres and the London Eye.

South Kensington-Chelsea An extremely well-heeled inner London district with famous department stores, Hyde Park, many museums and the King's Road.

Westminster A city in its own right, the seat of government and an almost endless list of historical and cultural sights, such as Buckingham Palace, The Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey.

Inner boroughs

A diverse area of inner north London which includes eclectic Camden Town.

East End A traditional working class heartland of inner London to the east of The City made famous by countless movies and TV shows, and home to trendy bars, art galleries and parks, especially in the Shoreditch, Hoxton, Old Street area.

On the pretty southern banks of the Thames, home of the Greenwich Meridian, Observatory and the National Maritime Museum.

Hackney has risen the ranks and become fashionable in recent decades and is home to a thriving arts scene as well as many trendy, cafés bars and pubs.

Hammersmith and Fulham
Borough in west London with a diverse population and the home of the BBC, plus a hotbed for professional football.

Bohemian and literary north London and the wonderful open spaces of Hampstead Heath. Islington Area to the north of Clerkenwell which has undergone huge gentrification since 1990.

Lambeth A diverse Caribbean-flavoured district to the south of the Thames which includes the buzzing, bright-lights of Brixton.

Inner southern districts of London, traditionally residential, with a large melting pot of communities. The area retains some leftfield, quirky attractions. You can just about find a resturant from any ethnic group in the world too.

Grand Thames-side areas and open green parks in the north and dense housing in south.

Outer boroughs

Taking in much of the ancient English county of Middlesex (which many residents still identify with rather than "London") and former parts of Buckinghamshire. Heathrow Airport is located in this part of the city.

Largely made up of lush green upper middle-class/bourgeois suburbs, many of which were formerly part of the counties of Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire before being absorbed into Greater London.

Mostly originally part of the county of Essex, taking in former industrial areas on the upper Thames Estuary such as Beckton, Dagenham and Barking. To the North East lies the gateway to the affluent Epping Forest area.

Containing many commuter suburbs as well as densely packed housing, as well as the well known urban centres of Kingston-upon-Thames and Croydon.

Leafy Thames-side scenery, Hampton Court Palace, the botanical gardens and some major parklands.

The annual tennis championships.

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