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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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… 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

Christmas Events in London

The Christmas season in London brings a range of additional attractions, from seasonal shows to festive markets and carol singing. Here’s our round-up of some of the top Christmas events in London: Oxford Street Lights Switch On, 5th November One of the earliest and biggest Christmas events in London is… Read More

City Music Festivals

It may be rare to hear ‘music festivals’ used in the same sentence as ‘city’ but let us assure you, they do exist. People often associate music festivals with mud, camping and spending days away from our creature comforts. Not everyone’s idea of a holiday. Still, music is enjoyed by… Read More

Family Pantomimes this Christmas – and how to find them!

Stuck with choosing where to go for a family pantomime this Christmas? Generally most popular in the United Kingdom, the pantomime was partially developed back in the 16th century from the Italian ‘Commedia dell’arte’, and has continued to grow and evolve from then onwards into the much loved event it is now. Read More

Halloween Ghost Walks around the UK

With Halloween fast approaching, now is the perfect time to start preparing for a night of spooky fun. If you are looking for a hair-raising adventure, you might want to consider a fascinating Halloween ghost walk in Chester, Edinburgh, Brighton or Pluckley. Although there are many tour-guided Halloween ghost walks… Read More

Name the Landmarks on the Map

Today’s blog is slightly more interactive: can you name the landmarks on the maps of UK cities? Two of the landmarks can be found in London, and the remaining four are dotted across Great Britain. They should be sufficiently distinctive to be tracked down, but we’ll be very impressed if… Read More

Name the Streets on the Map

Grab a cup of tea and your A-Z, it’s quiz time! Last time we asked you to name 6 British landmarks. Now we’re giving you a different challenge: to name 4 streets across Great Britain. The streets are pictured below with their names removed from the A-Z mapping. If you… Read More

Perfect Christmas activities with kids

This week, we have a few suggestions for perfect Christmas activities with kids. Get into the festive spirit with one of these special events, spread across Britain. The House Where Winter Lives, Stratford, London This is a show for children aged 3-6 and their families, held at the Discover Children’s… Read More

Sights to see in London in one weekend

The biggest question when planning a weekend in London is: where to start? Here is a guide to five of our favourite sights to see in London in one weekend. We have picked some of the most famous sights, old and new, giving an easy itinerary that is ideal for occasional… Read More
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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… Read More

Unsung and Curious – Secret Places in London

London may be one of the most fashionable and culturally inspiring cities in the world, but with a plethora of hidden restaurants, secret galleries and ‘off the beaten track’ bars, the UK capital boasts a great many lesser known attractions. If you are a local, a frequent visitor, or simply… Read More

Visit the Cotswolds – A Day Out

The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. With picturesque villages and chocolate box cottages it is no wonder that it has come to represent quintessential English life. So with this in mind some of the A-Z team decided to follow a small route on our… Read More

Visiting Glasgow

Formerly known as ‘Second City of the British Empire’, Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and is set to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Despite exaggerated reports about the bad weather, it offers a vibrant, cultural city experience. Architecturally, the city has much to offer: ‘just look up’ is the advice… Read More

Visiting Liverpool

Since being chosen as the 2008 European Capital of Culture, Liverpool has received investment that matches the passion of its devoted citizens. Money was poured into renovating the city centre, and improving shopping facilities and areas for nightlife. At the same time, Liverpool experienced rapid growth as a city of… Read More

Walks & Attractions in the South West

With a mesmerising blend of scenic countryside, beautiful coastal paths and quaint villages, the South West of England is a paradise for nature lovers, walkers and for those wanting a relaxing and memorable break. As the area has so many great sites, walks, activities and highlights, knowing where to head… Read More

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