London Crawling

Having grown up in an age where maps were typically printed on paper in a big book, I guess I had never really considered the amount of area major cities took up, since they were often rendered simply as dots.

I was surprised looking at Google Maps to see how big some cities are. I took this image from Google Maps, added the yellow line and colored in the portion that is the built-up area of London:

(click image to enlarge)

So, if you walk across London, from east-to-west or vice-versa, you will have walked across about one-quarter of the width of south England, at its narrowest.

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