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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5 Things to do in Brighton for Residents

The seaside city of Brighton is full of things to see and do. Whether you’re taking to the beach or browsing the high street, there’s no shortage of activities and events to keep residents and visitors entertained!  You probably know about the Pier and the Royal Pavilion already, so we’ve… 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
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An Exmoor walk with A-Z Adventure Atlas

If I introduce myself quite simply by explaining that in my sizeable shoe collection the majority of them have at least four inch heels, and the last time I voluntarily walked any great distance was circa 1990, you may begin to understand quite how appealing the thought… Read More

Best Places to Live in London

Finding the best places to live in London can be daunting!  This great city can seem particularly vast when you’re about to move to London or are new in town. The choices can still be tricky for established Londoners, perhaps when making the leap from renting to owning. Here are… 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

Christmas Events in London

The festive season is now upon us and it wouldn’t be the same without a visit to London. The city brings a range of attractions, from Christmas shows to festive markets – there is something for all the family & age ranges! London’s streets are beautifully decorated with Christmas lights and the shops are… Read More

Christmas Shopping in Bath

If you are tempted by the idea of a special yuletide gift trip, why not do your Christmas shopping in Bath? With great shops in an historic setting, Bath is an ideal destination for a memorable festive shopping trip. Bath’s shops are located in a compact, accessible centre. The city… Read More
Cotswold Way

Cotswold Way – Bath to Chipping Campden

The Cotswold Way National Trail starts in the world-famous city of Bath and meanders through the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, eventually arriving in the handsome market town of Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. The 102 mile route heads north and then north east from Bath, tracking the scarp slope of the… Read More
Tea Cup Ride at Drusillas

Easter Family Activities in the UK

Not sure what Easter family activities in the UK are happening this weekend? I don’t know if anyone’s noticed, but it’s Easter this weekend, which for most people means spending time with friends and family, relaxing and enjoying a break. I’m one of those people that if the weather is nice… Read More
Edinburgh festival flyers

Edinburgh Festival

Every year in August the historic city of Edinburgh becomes a stage for thousands of artists, performers and musicians. A medley of arts and culture festivals descend on the Scottish capital for what is collectively known as the world famous Edinburgh Festival. In the week that the 2013 Fringe… 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

Four great walks along the South West Coast Path

Few places in the UK can compete with the South West Coast path for breathtaking scenery. This world-renowned 630-mile coastal trail with stunning views, takes in rich wildlife habitats, geological preserves, national heritage attractions, pretty towns and villages, guaranteeing you a memorable experience. Whether you are looking for a pleasant… 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

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

How will the Olympics change the face of London?

In 2005 Reuters described the plot of land in East London that is now known throughout the world as the Olympic Park, as a “patch of polluted wasteland”. What was once a derelict piece of industrial wasteland is now a state-of-the-art sporting complex. Now including The Olympic Stadium, an Aquatics… Read More

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