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.

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

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

Three Lake District Easy Walks

What could be a better way to unwind than by taking a refreshing walk in the famed Lake District? Whether ambling around the shore of a serenely tranquil lake, or traversing across a jagged ridge, The Lakes have walks for all ages and abilities. Walking in the Lake District will… Read More

What to see during Birmingham Arts Fest

Being the second largest city in the UK, Birmingham is naturally a lively, energetic and vibrant city. Birmingham boasts a colourful range of year-round activities. One of the biggest cultural events is the Birmingham Arts Fest which this year takes place from 7th – 9th September. If you are a… Read More

Places to Visit in Manchester This Summer

The city of Manchester has undergone extensive rejuvenation in recent years; transforming it from the industrial powerhouse it once was to a fashionable, cosmopolitan hub. World renowned for its music, sport and creative expression, Manchester is a great place to live and visit. Take a look at five fantastic places… 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

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

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

Mapping out the London Olympic Marathon course

With the world casting a critical eye over whether the London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony would live up to Beijing’s opening ceremony in 2008, London certainly did not disappoint in creating a show stopping opening celebration that impressed audiences across the world. Similar to how the sensational opening ceremony… Read More

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