Do you know the tube map inside out? Or do you have an encyclopaedic knowledge of books written by British authors?

If so, you might want to test your knowledge with

this tube map

replacing stations with famous pieces of literature set in the capital.

The map was created by book shop In The Book which said it wanted to showcase London's rich literary history, and how authors "owned" a certain party of the city,

A spokesman said: "As book enthusiasts we feel that literature has the ability to colour places like few other things can.

"We hoped to find tropes around the books and their stations and weren't disappointed: Dickens' London dominates the Central Line and areas around the City, while Gothic works such as Dracula, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde all haunt the Piccadilly Line.

"Zadie Smith's two pieces NW and White Teeth are both located on the northern Jubilee Line. The end result is a comprehensive 'mapping' of London's literature."

This Is Local London:

Some highlights in the north and east London area include...

Hendon Central station

The station has been named after British author Naomi Alderman's novel Disobedience. The award-winning novel published in 2006 follows a rabbi's lesbian daughter as she returns from New York to her orthodox Jewish community in Henson.

Harrow-on-the-Hill Metroland, the BBC documentary narrated by John Betjeman and first broadcast 1973. The film celebrates suburban life in the area to the northwest of London. It is possible the literary map could also be referring to a 1980 novel by Julian Barnes which tells of Christopher Lloyd's experiences growing up in the suburbs of London.


The station between Barnet and Enfield is also on the literary map and has been named after Helen Simpson's book Cockfosters: stories, published in 2015. The book's title story follows two old friends as they ride the Tube to Cockfosters to retrieve a pair of newly prescribed bifocals.

Epping Tube

...has been renamed To London Town, a book by Arthur Morrison published in 1899. It was intended to provide a picture of working-class life in the East End of London.