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.

Places to visit

Things to do in Leeds

The name Leeds derives from “Loidis”, a name given to the forest covering the area in the 5th century. Over time Leeds has grown to be the largest UK centre for business, legal and financial services outside London. It makes sense then, that this city would be a key stop… Read More
London walks: Westminster walk

Two London Walks

London is a spectacular city which is steeped in history dating back over 2,000 years. By 1850 it had grown to become the world’s largest city, a truly international political and commercial hub. This heritage has shaped the varied cityscape, where grand old buildings often rub shoulders with modern architecture. 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

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

The London Marathon Route

The London Marathon has been a spring staple since 1981, making the 2013 race the 33rd instalment. The London Marathon route stretches the foot-pounding and energy-sapping 26 miles and 385 yards from Greenwich to The Mall. Whether you are competing or watching, this blog outlines the current route and recommends some… 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

The Tube Challenge

Ever been on the London Underground and thought ‘I’d love to spend all day on the tube’? Probably not, especially if you’re wrestling with a crowd approaching the population of Liechtenstein. Rest assured, after reading this blog you’ll think about it, even if you don’t actually plan to do it. 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

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

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

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