A-Z History of London

The A-Z History of London

To celebrate the launch of Philip Parker’s new book, The A to Z History of London, here are 10 facts about London that you might not know. Interested in learning more about the history of London? Buy the A-Z History of London online from 3rd October. Did you know these 10 facts about London? Phyllis Pearsall, the creator of the …

Central London Map 1951

Revisiting an old map of London

Earlier this year we were contacted by Russell from Melbourne, Australia who offered to send us an old A-Z map from the 1950s. Of course, we were delighted to hear from him and were relieved when it arrived safely. We quickly realised that this Central London map was slightly different to the copy in our archive and was in fact …

London skyline

Things to do in London

A recent poll of the UK’s top attractions showed that London is the place to be Visitor numbers for the UK’s most popular attractions of 2018 have just been released and the top 10 hot-spots are all places to see in London. Just over 12 km’s cover each of the London attractions from the Natural History Museum in Knightsbridge to …

London Marathon 2017

Over 50,000 runners of all abilities have been accepted to take part in the world’s biggest marathon event! What is the London Marathon?  The London Marathon has been a spring staple since 1981, making 2017 race number 37. The London Marathon route stretches 26.2 miles from Greenwich to The Mall. Almost 40,000 people took part and ran the 2016 London Marathon. …

Happy Easter from A-Z Maps!

The Easter weekend is only around the corner now so why not make the most of it with an outdoor adventure? It’s the perfect time to take advantage of the longer days and improving weather. We hope you all have a well-deserved break and manage to get outside and explore our beautiful countryside. We have complied a list of exciting …

10 ways to keep the kids busy this October half term

Half term is now upon us (I know, it feels like the kids have only just gone back to school after the summer holidays). If you are stuck for ideas to keep the little ones entertained this half term, don’t worry, we’ve got it covered in this handy guide. Autumn is a beautiful time of year to make the most of the outdoors.  The amount of things …

London A-Z SplashMap

SplashMaps enter the Dragons’ Den!

Did you see it? – That moment when an original product is proposed to 5 Dragons of the business world…well yesterday one of our licensee’s appeared on the Dragons’ Den and presented wearable, washable fabric maps. @splashmaps is the creation of David Overton, previously Innovation Officer at Ordnance Survey. SplashMaps have been working with Geographers’ A-Z Map Company since 2015 to …

Learning the Knowledge with A-Z

Learning the Knowledge is no easy task. When spending time in London it’s a familiar sight to be surrounded by black cabs busily transporting tourists, commuters and day trippers expertly around the city. Have you ever wondered though exactly what it takes to be a London cabbie? We trust them to know when we ask for our destination exactly how …