Do you know someone who’s always in the wrong place the wrong time? These illustrated London maps might make the perfect gift.
They can put it up in their bedroom and hopefully absorb some geography by osmosis. All available from London gift shop We Built This City.
1) Jenni Sparks’ Hand Drawn Map Of London, £130
This gorgeously detailed map of London is full of quirky and original details, capturing local landmarks across the city. Get it here.
2) Cally Lathey’s Illustrated Map of London, £190
This cute and colourful map of London highlights all the city’s most famous neighbourhoods and would brighten up any space, we reckon. Check it out here.
3) Ursula Hitz’s Greater London, £135
Look closely, and this typographic riot actually depicts every area of London. A jaunty yet minimal print fit for any wall. Grab a limited edition copy here.
4) Maptrails’ Greater London Map Print, £60
OK, it might not help you get anywhere, but this print captures every last road and path in the city, creating an elegant impression of London as a fragile network of manmade capillaries. Sort of peaceful, isn’t it? Get it here.
5) Zoe More O’Ferrall’s Illustrated Tube Map, £80
This hand-drawn map actually more closely matches the tube’s genuine geography than the iconic TfL layout. So handy for learning where things actually are, as well as how they’re connected. Plus, it looks nice! Pick up a print here.
6) Walk With Me’s Dalston & Stoke Newington Map, £15
Martina Paukova’s brightly coloured map of Dalston & Stoke Newington might be just the thing for an east London houseshare. And it’s only fifteen quid! Get a print right here.
7) Walk With Me’s Hackney Map, £15
Based a little further east? This pretty map of Hackney, as drawn by Clemence Pollet, could be gracing your living room. Buy one here.
8) Walk With Me’s Shoreditch Map, £15
This lovely creation from Ruby Taylor might just help you get less lost in Shoreditch. Might. Adorn your abode with one from here.
9) Walk With Me’s Peckham Map, £15
This child-like map of the centre of south London’s hipsterverse, with illustration from Charlotte Trounce, is rather charming. Get one of your own here.
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