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.

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A new colouring book and colouring competition

We’ve just released our very own colouring book based on our instantly recognisable mapping and it’s packed full of map images and other interesting designs from around Great Britain. This adult colouring book lets you colour your way around the country from the comfort of your front room. Competition Time! To mark this release, we're running a colouring competition. Simply download one or both of the images below, print them out, colour them in and post a photo of your completed image on our Facebook page or Twitter feed using the hashtag #colouringaz. The competition is open until the end of October 2015. You can only enter once for each competition image. We've asked two of our expert cartographers (Hayley and Mark) to judge the entries for this colouring competition and decide on the winner. So what can you win? We’re giving away a copy of Maps - A Colouring Book and a £25 Amazon voucher to the entry we like the most. Happy colouring! Download the PDF files of either (or both) competition images here, print them out and get started:   UPDATE 2nd November 2015 Our judges have been busy debating over the only entry we received and have decided that it's definitely worthy of winning the prize! Well done to Kristyn for being the only successful participant and thanks for taking the time to send us your entry. We love the bright colours and graduated shading you’ve used. Those shapes you’ve drawn over the map also make it really interesting. Terms and conditions Read More
A-Z Collection - Paperchase

A-Z Collection at Paperchase

The giant high street retailer Paperchase has recently released a collection of high quality products which feature official A-Z map designs. From passport covers to notebooks, these quirky designs have proven to be popular since their release in June. Created in collaboration with ourselves and Rocket Licensing, each product features different areas of the UK - From Scotland down to London, there is something for everyone. Read More 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 Scotland Regional Road Atlas release

With the summer holidays well underway, are you starting to plan your next visit to Scotland? or do you currently live in Scotland and need a handy glove box sized map that covers the whole country? We are thrilled to introduce our very first A-Z Scotland Regional Road Atlas, which includes our easy… Read More

About the Adventure Atlas Series

The A-Z Adventure Atlases provide accurate and detailed OS Explorer mapping in a slim book format. Walkers and other off-road adventurers can now carry their Ordnance Survey (OS) mapping in a convenient single indexed book, rather than as a large sheet map. In this week’s blog, we explore this new… Read More
Bude - South West Coast Path

Adventure Atlas Series – South West Coast Path – Shawn

Here at A-Z, we have been working closely with people who enjoy walking. Not professionals, just people who enjoy a leisurely walk in their spare time. Rather than keeping this to ourselves, we have decided to create a guest blog series to share their adventures. You can use these articles to… Read More

An adventure on the Norfolk Coast

We would love to introduce you to Gin, owner and founder of MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays. As Gin had recently set up this business, she wanted to provide her guests with a fantastic information pack which included a detailed, easy to read Norfolk Coast Path map. Read More

Christmas gift ideas for map lovers

Now we have reached December, it’s acceptable to start talking about Christmas! Stuck for inspiration or need some gift ideas? Here is our A-Z ultimate map lovers Christmas gift guide… London A-Z Jigsaw Puzzle: £14.99 The design of London’s famous A-Z street… Read More

London A-Z Map Jigsaw

It’s been around 8 months since the London A-Z map jigsaw completely sold out from our website – but at long last, we are so excited to announce that they will soon be back in stock and available to order! With a new box design and a slight increase in area, the much loved… Read More

Making A-Z Street Mapping available to retailers anywhere

A press release on the re-launching of the 9 Sheet Master Plans of London indicating the world wide availability of our map products. If you want to purchase an A-Z Wall Map of your favourite UK destination but live in Auckland, New Zealand you no longer need to wait for the… Read More

Michelin Green Guides

If you are going away this summer, don’t forget your Michelin Green guide! Michelin Green guides are the perfect touring guides to help you explore the regions of France, Europe and beyond! We currently have a range discounted Michelin Green Guides, browse the full range here. “Stroll down the… Read More
London A-Z map jigsaw

National Jigsaw Day

To celebrate National Jigsaw Day we’ve put together this quick online puzzle for you to have a go at. It’s just for fun, but can you beat our time of 4 minutes 34 seconds? If you enjoyed doing this puzzle, take a look at our 1000 piece… Read More
Jigsaw Pieces

National Jigsaw Day 2017

It’s National Jigsaw Day again so we’ve put together a quick online jigsaw puzzle for you to have a go at. It’s just for fun, but can you beat our time of 58 seconds? For those of you that found it too easy, take a look at our more… Read More
Jigsaw Pieces

National Jigsaw Day 2018 – London map puzzles

National Jigsaw Day 2018 is on Saturday 3rd November so we’ve brought out this online jigsaw puzzle for you to have a go at again. It’s just for fun, but can you beat our time of 58 seconds? For those of you that found it too easy, take a… 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

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