London: A Life in Maps
London: A Life in Maps traced 2,000 years of the city’s development. A fusion of traditional display and digital innovation, it proved our most popular exhibition to date. Visitors particularly enjoyed the video montages based on the Knowledge, the exams taken by London taxidrivers, with sound-tracks of ambient noise and cabbies’ commentaries.
Favourite exhibits included a gold penny from Londonwic (810 AD), Hollar’s map of the Great Fire (1666) and German bombing maps (1940). A number of maps were converted into a Google Earth layer, giving visitors the chance to compare the
past and present of the city.