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Lose yourself in these intricately illustrated maps of London

One Central St Martins graduate has spent months hand-drawing cultural and historical maps of the city


rom Winehouse to Willesden, Trellick Tower to Tooting, Billingsgate to Brixton… this incredibly detailed illustrated map of the capital has it all.

Over five months it was carefully hand-drawn by artist Cally Lathey, who studied at Central Saint Martins and grew up in London.

The A1 map features an array of cultural references, including song lyrics, boozers, museums, green spaces and legendary pie and mash shops.

Cally wanted to create a piece that truly captured the spirit of London, highlighting some of its lesser-known sights.


“Each time people look at the work I hope they will discover something new,” she says. And she’s right: it took us a couple of very close inspections before we noticed the jumbo Paddington waiting for his train at the station, the mummies loitering around the British Museum – oh, and Granary Square’s multicoloured fountains in full flow. Nice.

Maps start from £45, find out more here.

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