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.

Competition

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
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

National Parks Week 2018 – win 7 national parks maps

National Parks Week 2018 takes place from 23rd to 29th July 2018 There are numerous special events scheduled for National Parks Week 2018. We’re celebrating with a competition to win some of our Adventure series maps—read on to find out how to enter. With 15 National Parks spread all across… Read More
Digital Website Front Page

New A-Z Digital Website

Today, we are celebrating  launch of a new, redesigned version our digital map data and services website! Key features of the new site include: A stronger and more attractive design A more engaging user experience with straightforward search and navigation, and the capability to quickly understand licencing You can now see the complete… Read More

Walking the England Coast Path

The England Coast Path is a new walking route that will follow the entire coast of England. It’s going to be the longest waymarked coast path in the world. It will be around 2,795 miles in length when it is complete. The England Coast Path is opening gradually… Read More

Which is your favourite 80th anniversary post?

We have searched high and low, delved into boxes, opened dusty folders and explored the archives in our quest to present 84 posts over the past 80 days. We’ve photographed, scanned and output images; recalled, investigated and verified details – and reminisced quite a lot too! We have loved seeing… Read More

Win a London A-Z Map Jigsaw 1000 piece puzzle

You may have already heard about the London A-Z Map jigsaw that features our famous London street mapping. It has been around 9 months now since our original puzzle sold out, but at long last it is finally back in stock! (with a new box design and it covers a slightly larger area) This… Read More

Win a Norfolk Coast Path and Peddars Way Adventure Atlas

We have recently released an A-Z Adventure Atlas of the Norfolk Coast Path and Peddars Way. The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great… Read More

Win an A-Z Maps Colouring Book!

As you have already probably heard – We have produced an A-Z, with a difference – in the form of an adult Colouring Book. It contains 40 beautiful black and white pages which can be coloured to suit your own moods or tastes. Our adult colouring book includes a… Read More
World Teachers Day A-Z educational map

World Teachers’ Day – Win a map

It’s World Teachers’ Day on 5th October and to mark the huge contributions that teachers make to education and children’s development, we’re giving you the chance to win a map for the school of your choice. Win a map on World Teachers’ Day You can win one… Read More

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