Watch Dogs: Legion map – London landmark locations, plus map accuracy and boundaries explained

Watch Dogs: Legion’s map is the star of the show: a version of London that, despite being set in a cTOS-operated near future, is surprisingly faithful in its recreation of several central districts.

This page explains the essentials, from its accuracy to mapping borders and boundaries, as well as where to find key landmarks in each district.

What areas of London are there in Watch Dogs: Legion, what is the limit of the map?

Watch Dogs: Legion is set in a near-future London and focuses on eight central districts. This is what it looks like in-game from the map screen (the upper and lower districts are slightly cropped, but hopefully you get the gist):

And here is the map a little clearer (thanks to slicshuter on reddit for the image, which is based on the first live streams, but in our experience it is quite accurate):

Image credit: slicshuter on reddit

This means that most of London’s most iconic places and landmarks are present and in their approximate real-world locations.

In terms of borders, the map of London leans mainly towards the centre. Generally speaking, it arrives at the following in each direction:

  • West: North of the river to Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner (where the northern streets, including Paddington, are not included, as further north it only goes to the edge of Oxford Circus) and Battersea Power Station. south of the river
  • South: Battersea Power Station, then east Brixton to Southwark
  • East: Tower Bridge and Rotherhithe Docks south of the river, then Tower Hamlets and Wapping north of the river
  • North: Bethnal Green and Hackney Baths to the east, to King’s Cross Station and Camden Market north to northwest

So, although it includes much of central London, those hoping to visit iconic landmarks on the outskirts, such as the Royal Albert Hall to the west or Greenwich to the east, will be disappointed.

That said, as a map in an open-world game, it’s still quite large, and it’s understandable that the developer didn’t want to bite off more than it could chew, so focusing on the most popular areas of London makes sense.

In terms of how it stops you when you reach the end of the map, although you can see into the distance (especially with a drone) outside the boundaries, when you try to go beyond them a warning will appear asking you to turn back.

How accurate is the London map in Watch Dogs: Legion?

So while some of your favorite London spots may not be there, in terms of central locations, there’s plenty in Watch Dogs: Legion, with plenty of landmarks intact and impressively recreated.

In terms of accuracy and scale, this map is not one-to-one: it is an approximation, but if you know central London well enough to navigate from one point to another by road, you can do it easily, with just a few cuts made .

For example, we got a little lost in the maze of streets in Soho when trying to get from Piccadilly Circus to Oxford Circus, while the walk from London Bridge through Borough Market to the Tate Modern skips a few streets, but the orientation, The environment and the most important landmarks are mostly located there, at least in the central locations we were familiar with. It’s pretty impressive.

Tate Modern.

Additionally, while obviously shops like M&M just off Leicester Square and other minor landmarks aren’t in the game, it does a good job of populating areas with similar feeling shops and outlets; For example, Leicester Square has a few cinemas, with one very similar to The Prince Charles just to the north, with Chinatown just beyond.

The Prince Charles cinema, just off Leicester Square.

Finally, it is worth noting that although many landmarks retain their original names (as do most galleries and museums), other places, such as the Shard, have been given new names under the guise of fortresses controlled by organizations inside the game.

The British Library.

Watch Dogs: Legion Landmarks List: Where to Find Buckingham Palace, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and More

What follows is a list of landmarks you can find in the game and the approximate positions they are located in. It’s not an exhaustive list – we may have missed some on our travels and/or they may have been given different names – but the good news is that if you want to visit something notable in central London, it’s probably there.

Also, keep in mind that although you are free to explore all of London’s boroughs from the start of the game, the areas go dark until you get closer. That means you can’t use the map cursor to learn the names of buildings, so you have to rely on their shapes to locate them. Hopefully, this is where the following list comes in handy. Once you’ve visited an area, you can easily return using a nearby subway station, which acts as a fast travel point.

Reference point Location
Admiralty Arch City of Westminster (northeast of Green Park)
Barbican Center City of London, north
Battersea Power Station Nine Elms, west
bethnal green Tower Hamlets, north
BFI IMAX (The London Lens) Lambeth, north
Big Ben / Palace of Westminster City of Westminster, east (riverside)
Brixton Lambeth, south
Buckingham palace City of Westminster, South West (middle of Green Park)
camden market Camden, northwest
Charing Cross station City of Westminster, east (riverside)
Chinatown City of Westminster, north
City hall Southwark, north
Covent Garden City of Westminster, north
Down street City of Westminster, central (east of Green Park)
electric avenue Lambeth, south
HMS Belfast River Thames, east
King’s Cross station Camden, North
leather rail Camden, this
Leicester Square City of Westminster, north
London Eye (Millennium Wheel) Lambeth, north (on the river)
MI-6 Building Lambeth, west (on the river)
New Scotland Yard City of Westminster, east (riverside)
OXO Tower (FLVR Restaurant) Lambeth, north
Piccadilly circus City of Westminster, north
regent street City of Westminster, north (east to Piccadilly Circus)
Shakespeare’s Globe (Bankside Playhouse) Southwark, North West
Helmet Southwark, East
somersault house City of Westminster, North (riverside)
Southbank Center Lambeth, north
Spitalfields Market Tower Hamlets, west
St. Pancreas International Camden, North
Tate Modern Southwark, North West
The National Gallery City of Westminster, central (next to Trafalgar Square)
Tower’s bridge River Thames, east
Tower of London City of London, east
Trafalgar Square City of Westminster, central (northeast of Green Park)
U.S. Embassy Nine Elms, east (on the river)
waterloo Lambeth, north
Wellington Arch City of Westminster, south west (west of Green Mark)
Westminster Cathedral City of Westminster, South
Whitechapel Tower Hamlets, central

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