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UK Maps and Views

AA Route Planner

Routes, maps and directions for travel in Great Britain.

Bench Mark Database

An expanding database of Ordnance Survey bench marks, tidal observatories, and related marks around Great Britain.


Specialising in personalised handcrafted maps in a variety of shapes including heart shaped for anniversaries, special occasions or off-the-peg map art.

Collins Bartholomew

Offers details of their map and map data products, education, and internet mapping services.

Cute Maps

Produces custom made, quirky maps personally made as an alternative to traditional invitations. Includes galleries with details of their illustrated maps.

Distilleries - Scotland

A clickable map of Scotland highlighting the location of distilleries.

The Future Mapping Company

Supplier of high-quality wall maps of the world, British Isles and London locations.

Geograph British Isles

A project that aims to collect representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland. Searchable by postcode, place name, map, and subject.

Google Maps UK

Offers interactive mapping for the UK and Ireland.

How to Read a Map & Compass -

Information provided on how to understand grid references, compass readings and recognising different landmarks. Includes a compass diagram.

London Map Fairs

Offering information on this, the largest antique map fair in Europe, held each June.

London Mapping Festival

Eighteen month festival which aims to promote greater awareness and understanding of how maps and digital geographic data are being created and used. Includes programme of events.


Provides authoritative geographic information about the natural environment from across government. The information covers rural, urban, coastal and marine environments across Great Britain.

Map Marketing Limited

Produces bespoke maps using advanced digital print technology. Examples, scale details and a catalogue request form.


Developers of maps that display travel times by public transport; includes samples and details of their products and services.

Motorway Map of England, Scotland and Wales

A map of the national network inspired by the London Underground map; also includes other unusual maps, such as a map of the Monopoly board.

National Library of Scotland: Maps of Scotland

Provides high-resolution zoomable images of thousands of historical maps of Scotland.

National Map Centre

Produces large scale maps such as site centred plans for planning applications and ordnance survey mapping. Offices in London, Kent and Hertfordshire.

New Popular Edition Maps

Allows the user to browse maps from the 1940s and 50s.

Nicolson Maps

An independent map company in Scotland who draw and publish their own maps, as well as being wholesalers and retailers for a range of other maps.

Old Historic Maps

Supplies printed and framed maps including box sets. Includes an A to Z village search facility.

Ordnance Survey

National mapping agency; information about their products and data services, education resources, corporate profile, and careers. Includes an online "Get–a–map" facility.

Ordnance Survey Election Maps

Provides mapping of parliamentary constituency and local government boundaries, from European parliament, to parish and ward level.

Pictures of England

Features thousands of user contributed photographs of England.

RAC Route Planner

Online route planning provided by the RAC with zoomable maps, printing facilities and route options.


Current and historic maps of the UK, linked to a wiki about the nation's roads and the history of the network.

Silvermaze Limited

Supplies large-scale city and town maps for public information use as well as pocket map guides and interactive website maps.


Specialist retailer of maps, travel books and travel accessories; offers online shopping, details of their stores, and company profile.

Stirling Surveys

An independent mapmaking and publishing company based in Stirling, specialising in maps for walkers, cyclists, and orienteering; includes samples and product details.

Street Map

Offers interactive route and street mapping of the United Kingdom at a wide range of scales.

Tom Mouat's MapSymbs

Provides the official British Army approved military map marking symbol fonts, and related resources.

UK 360s

Featuring panoramic galleries of many regions in the UK.

UK Photos

An online gallery of colour and black and white photographs of villages, towns and aerial shots of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

UK Shore

Exploration of the British coast line, with maps, 360 degree panoramas, coastal photography, blog and news.

United Kingdom and Ireland Road Map

Interactive road map of United Kingdom and Ireland.

Using or Reading a Compass and Map

Shows how to orientate a map and use a draggable rotating animated compass to read a compass and map route bearings.

Vision of Britain: Historical Maps

Shows topographical, boundary and land use maps of Britain as they have changed over time.


A project based in the University of Sheffield creating world maps where territories are re-sized according to a range of social inequalities; includes online maps and details of their availability as posters.

Yahoo Maps

Search UK locations and streets with zoom facilities.

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