Saturday, 2 August 2008

Mappa Milonga

Here's my milonga map. The map is zoomed and centred to show you central London. Please zoom out for outliers - especially south. Zoom out is "-" at the top left, or click on the map and use "-" on your keyboard.

Clicking on the pins should get you links to the relevant websites, and to my writeups, if any. For those that don't have websites check Tango-UK.

Look in the sidebar to the right, or click here to see all my London milonga reviews.


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Marked in pink are those I have been to at least once. Marked in blue are those whose location I've physically checked, but I may not have been to the milonga and I definitely haven't written it up.

For the moment I'm not putting anywhere on the map until I've personally visited the location because searching by postcode can be imprecise. I use Google's satellite photos to try to put the tip of the pin as close to the entrance as I can, and I've also drawn lines representing hedgehog footprints from the nearest public transport that's convenient for me. Londoners may think this idiotic; visitors will probably find it quite helpful, especially when alone. Foreigners should also be aware that you need one of these, obtainable in any newsagent and pronounced "Ae to Zed". Or you can go to an internet café and use streetmap instead. Either way, the TFL Journey Planner is wonderful for everything except the last few hundred metres of walking, which it quite often gets wrong.

10 comments:

Johanna said...

Superb, Ms. H! This is perfect for MY project!

koolricky said...

Very nice for the visitors! Thank you!

David said...

This is great! Someone just suggested to me to go to Portland Place in a couple of weeks time, so I clicked on your map, went to your review and thought yes, that sounds like a good place to go! Thank you.

Maybe you should try and place the map in the sidebar or somewhere else on your blog page so that it won't fall off the bottom of the page as you write more posts.

msHedgehog said...

@David, careful, it's closed for August. Check Tango-UK for announcements.

I've put the map link at the top of the list of reviews for the time being, I might give it more prominence later.

David said...

Thanks for letting me know. That saved a wasted journey...

David Bailey said...

Ummm. Whilst I agree it's something we all need, there are already a couple of these maps that I know of, done by A Taste of Tango and Tangocommute.

What would be better would be a collaboratively-produced map, where we could add locations ourselves. Otherwise, again, it depends on the enthusiasm of one person to maintain... All you'd need to do then is to monitor it rather than run the whole thing yourself.

msHedgehog said...

I did notice others had done such things, which is fine - and good, since google maps are searchable - so the collaboration kind of happens by itself, from the user's point of view. I'm thinking of this more as a helpful addition to the milonga reviews. Collaboration is great in principle, but I feel happier if what goes on my blog is only what I've personally verified.

TangoCommute said...

I am very happy to share the tangocommute map with a team of people who want to work on it.
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=106583798356934466139.00044e5453fabbb87d558&z=10

The colour coding used to be project specific but i just changed it back to all red... maybe some other colours are more sensible. The map is rather comprehensive, although the latest new comers maybe missing.

Send me an email to tangocommute@googlemail.com and we can work on the map together. I am trying to do less and be more effective by being collaborative.

For reviews and rants I recommend tango-uk group ;-)

Regards, Tom

Chris, UK said...

MsH, on "The Welsh Centre" pin, the OKtango link is broken. I suggest http://www.tangoinlondon.net .

msHedgehog said...

So it is - fixed.