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.

The Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100

Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100 – Event day

On the 31st of July – Tim from our drawing office took part in the Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100. The Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100 celebrates the legacy for cycling created during the London 2012 Olympics. After months of training, preparation and over 380 miles cycled (in July), Tim was ready to partake and raise money for London’s Air Ambulance. Read More
A-Z Collection - Paperchase

A-Z Collection at Paperchase

The giant high street retailer Paperchase has recently released a collection of high quality products which feature official A-Z map designs. From passport covers to notebooks, these quirky designs have proven to be popular since their release in June. Created in collaboration with ourselves and Rocket Licensing, each product features different areas of the UK - From Scotland down to London, there is something for everyone. Read More Read More
Yorkshire 3 Peaks

Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge 2016

So what do you do if you’re looking for a 1 day challenge that involves some steep climbs, away from it all countryside and good old fashioned English grub to finish? Having already done the National 3 Peaks a couple of times, The Lakes 3,000 footers and deciding that the… Read More
London A-Z SplashMap

SplashMaps enter the Dragons’ Den!

Did you see it? – That moment when an original product is proposed to 5 Dragons of the business world…well yesterday one of our licensee’s appeared on the Dragons’ Den and presented wearable, washable fabric maps. @splashmaps is the creation of David Overton, previously Innovation Officer at Ordnance Survey. SplashMaps… Read More
Steve's Route

Bournemouth Marathon training update 2 – Steve

With the level of training increasing as the Bournemouth Marathon approaches, conventional wisdom suggests that it is a good idea to find a training partner. Someone to work with when it gets tough and motivation starts to be questioned. Part of the idea is that you help each other when… Read More
Tim Training Stats

Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100 – Training update

After months of training, hard work and determination, the time has almost come for Tim from our drawing office to do his sponsored cycle ride to raise money and awareness for London’s Air Ambulance. The Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100 celebrates the legacy for cycling created during the London 2012 Olympics. Read More

Celebrating our 80th Anniversary

Times may have drastically changed for the mapping industry, but A-Z’s commitment and passion for helping the UK find their way around remains unshaken. Over the last 80 years, A-Z has grown from its humble beginnings to become the largest independent map company in the UK. 2016 marks the 80th… Read More

Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100

  31st July 2016 09:00 – 31st July 2016 16:00   Tim from our drawing office is doing a sponsored cycle ride in July to raise money and awareness for London’s Air Ambulance. The Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100 celebrates the legacy for cycling created during the London 2012 Olympics. Prudential… Read More

Visiting London’s Air Ambulance

Recently the A-Z Digital team visited one of our emergency service providers, London’s Air Ambulance based at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. THE HELIPAD CLEARLY FOUND ON TOP OF THE ROYAL LONDON HOSPITAL The first thing we were excited to see was a line of bright red rapid response… Read More

Bournemouth Marathon training update – Steve

As the Bournemouth Marathon edges ever closer, the gap between New Year’s good intentions and reality becomes ever more stark. The intention was to gradually develop a solid base level of fitness, undertaking a range of outdoor events to improve my endurance. While doing so I would be enjoying learning… Read More

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