Balham economist creates Waitrose, Lidl tube map showing division of wealth in London

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Balham economist creates Waitrose, Lidl tube map showing division of wealth in London

Postby Community Editor » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:27 am

A Londoner has created a "Tube map" charting all the branches of Waitrose and Lidl in London, highlighting stark divisions in wealth across areas of the capital.
 
The economist, Alastair Carr said he was "struck" that there are no Lidl supermarkets in Zone 1. 

And Mr Carr said he was interested in the high number of Lidl supermarkets in east and south-east London, while south-west London is dominated by Waitrose.

Mr Carr's collection of maps can be found on his blog https://notquitetangible.blogspot.com/

Photo credit: Alastair Carr map
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Re: Balham economist creates Waitrose, Lidl tube map showing division of wealth in London

Postby Needcoffeenow » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:43 am

It doesn’t seem very accurate. There is a Lidl in Twickenham - very much West London! Also, why choose a tube map format rather than actual geographical distribution? The map suggests a vast gulf between Richmond and Whitton whereas they are within walking distance, as rugby fans will know well.
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Re: Balham economist creates Waitrose, Lidl tube map showing division of wealth in London

Postby Needcoffeenow » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:54 am

There’s a Lidl in Kingston, too, come to think of it.
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Re: Balham economist creates Waitrose, Lidl tube map showing division of wealth in London

Postby Needcoffeenow » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:55 am

Let’s hope Alastair isn’t in charge of any important local decision-making.