A Portrait Of London’s Diversity, Drawn From Languages Spoken Near Tube Stops

Tube tongues!

London, like any big city, is a melting pot of languages and cultures. Oliver O’Brien, a researcher in University College London’s geography department with a zeal for visualizing information about the London Underground, has extended his already data-rich interactive map of the Tube to show where exactly residents speak languages other than English primarily, based on subway stops. (Earlier this year, a similar project attempted to visualize the languages spoken around New York City, though it wasn’t nearly as easy to read.)

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