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.

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

Short New Year walks in the Lake District

Taking one of these short New Year walks in the Lake District area is a great response to over-indulgence during the festive season. Escape the confines of town or city, and find time to contemplate those New Year’s resolutions in the crisp, fresh air and wide open spaces (even if you… 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

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

Top ten tips for walking during winter

Despite the shorter days and the colder weather, the winter season can be a fantastic time for getting out and exploring the Great British countryside. Here are our top ten tips for walking during winter: Keep watch for the winter sun The short days and winter gloom make those crisp,… 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
Paula with Joanna Rowsell at her gold postbox

One Woman’s Quest to Visit All of the Gold Post Boxes!

It seems that much of the country is looking to continue the excitement of the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games. For most, that means planning the next holiday or enjoying the latest sporting event (Ryder Cup victory maybe!). However one woman, Paula Grant, is continuing the Olympic spirit by… 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

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