A-Z Maps blog

This is the home of ramblings from the inside of the iconic brand that is A-Z. On our blog you will find out how to get from A to Z and a lot more in between.

Timeline

Early History                                                            Our history begins with the birth of Phyllis Pearsal’s parents. 1879 Alexander Grosz born in Csurog, Austria-Hungary (now part… Read More

History

80 years of Geographers’ A-Z Map Company Ltd. Although the history of A-Z spans 80 years, the story of the company began in 1900 when a young Hungarian, Alexander Gross moved to London seeking his fortune (and avoiding conscription). Alexander founded Geographia in 1908, and produced a series of… Read More
Walk route for the great fire of London

Great Fire of London and Monument Trail

Walk the length of the fire that changed the face of London forever with visits to famous landmarks along the way The Monument surrounded by modern buildings London has changed a lot over the decades and centuries. But one of its quickest transformations happened in 1666 when a small fire… Read More
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… Read More

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… Read More
A-Z Adventure Atlases

A-Z Adventure walking maps

You might not know about them just yet, but our walking maps, the Adventure series, make the perfect companion for a day out in the hills Anything that makes getting out into our spectacularly varied landscape easier is a good thing in our eyes, and our Adventure walking map… Read More

A-Z Puzzle Book

Do you have the knowledge? Find out how well you know Britain’s streets in this A-Z quiz. History Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh, Scotland Historic castle On a prominent volcanic rock, at the head of The Royal Mile, and overlooking the old and new towns of Scotland’s capital, sits Edinburgh Castle. There… Read More
A-Z Great Britain Road Atlas 2020

New A-Z Road Atlases – how they are updated?

A-Z Road Atlases are highly acclaimed and have regularly won awards after independent reviews of the category. In recent Auto Express group tests, A-Z Road Atlases won the ‘best buy’ award 4 times. While last year, an A-Z Road Atlas was the category winner when road atlases were reviewed by… Read More

South Downs Way Weekend Walk: Lewes to Eastbourne

We’ve recently returned from a wonderful weekend walking a section of South Downs Way with cosy hotel breaks in the historic and attractive towns of Lewes and Alfriston. Lewes The very steep Keere street Ably abetted by the UK National Trails planning tools and the A-Z… Read More

A-Z is an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd,
registered in Scotland, Company No.27389.
Registered address: Westerhill Road,
Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, G64 2QT.