9 Gorgeously Illustrated London Maps For People Who Are Always Getting Lost

Guy Parsons Guy Parsons

Illustrated map of London city poster

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

Illustrated London map print poster

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

Illustrated map of London city poster

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

Typographic Map of London

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

London Map Print

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

Tube Map Illustration London

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

Illustrated map Dalston Stoke Newington London

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

Illustrated Map of Hackney

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

Shoreditch Area Map

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

Peckham Illustrated Map

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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