These maps of the London Underground give a sense of how much transit maps tend to distort distance for the sake of clarity. At top is an official map of the system; at bottom is a spatially accurate map of the system.
So London has been fun so far…. The area we are staying in is sketchy as all hell but London itself is beautiful and just what I imagined! Though I am shit with change, so I have been freaking out about everything, but I WILL ADJUST. London is going to be awesome.