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.

A new colouring book and colouring competition

We’ve just released our very own colouring book based on our instantly recognisable mapping and it’s packed full of map images and other interesting designs from around Great Britain. This adult colouring book lets you colour your way around the country from the comfort of your front room. Competition Time! To mark this release, we're running a colouring competition. Simply download one or both of the images below, print them out, colour them in and post a photo of your completed image on our Facebook page or Twitter feed using the hashtag #colouringaz. The competition is open until the end of October 2015. You can only enter once for each competition image. We've asked two of our expert cartographers (Hayley and Mark) to judge the entries for this colouring competition and decide on the winner. So what can you win? We’re giving away a copy of Maps - A Colouring Book and a £25 Amazon voucher to the entry we like the most. Happy colouring! Download the PDF files of either (or both) competition images here, print them out and get started:   UPDATE 2nd November 2015 Our judges have been busy debating over the only entry we received and have decided that it's definitely worthy of winning the prize! Well done to Kristyn for being the only successful participant and thanks for taking the time to send us your entry. We love the bright colours and graduated shading you’ve used. Those shapes you’ve drawn over the map also make it really interesting. Terms and conditions Read More
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Computers 4 Africa

Computers 4 Africa is a registered charity operating out of their Head Office in Kent, who work tirelessly data wiping, restoring, and repairing unwanted computers generously donated by organisations and the general public, before shipping them over to… Read More
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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
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Review of ‘The A-Z of Mrs P’

Straight away you’re thinking this review of The A-Z of Mrs P is going to be full of compliments and glowing praise and I’ll be encouraging you to go and see it because we think it’s fantastic. Well you’d be right, and for that I make no apologies whatsoever because… 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

Learning the Knowledge with A-Z

Learning the Knowledge is no easy task. When spending time in London it’s a familiar sight to be surrounded by black cabs busily transporting tourists, commuters and day trippers expertly around the city. Have you ever wondered though exactly what it takes to be a London cabbie? We trust them… 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

Your Guide to a Norfolk Coast Road Trip

Norfolk, or ‘Big Sky Country’ as it is affectionately known, is the perfect destination at this time of year for an autumn/winter road trip. With beautiful countryside views and seaside towns to enjoy throughout the day and fabulous country pubs and restaurants to indulge and relax in at night, our… Read More

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