A cartographic taster from the National Army Museum

We asked Robert Fleming, the Templer Study Centre Manager at the National Army Museum to give us a few tasters of some of the fascinating collections related to survey and cartography held at the museum. Read More A cartographic taster from the National Army Museum

5 Reasons why Soviet Maps are Amazing by John Davies and Alexander J. Kent

To coincide with the release of their new book The Red Atlas John Davies and Alex Kent explain why the many thousands of maps secretly produced by the Soviet Union are so fascinating… Read More 5 Reasons why Soviet Maps are Amazing by John Davies and Alexander J. Kent

Where is Moldova? The family board game demo day

If you are looking for your post-Christmas lunch or Boxing Day board game, come and meet Peter the inventor of ‘Where is Moldova?’ who is hosting a live demonstration day in our London store on Tuesday 19th December. Learn how to play this fabulous family board game and ask Peter why he named his game after a land-locked country in south east Europe. Read More Where is Moldova? The family board game demo day

Astronomically Good Gift Ideas

When you have visited everywhere that this magnificent planet has to offer, these books and gifts will help you make the right choices for some interstellar travel gift ideas.

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NEW MAP: South Georgia and the Shackleton Crossing

The cartographers at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have re-produced a high-resolution updated map of the sub-antarctic island of South Georgia. The island, situated at 37°W 54°10’S is a haven for wildlife, a centre for wildlife and fisheries research and famous for the epic voyage by Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men in May 1916. Read More NEW MAP: South Georgia and the Shackleton Crossing

Mappy Monday: Earth from Space

This is a favourite new addition to our galaxy of globes (yes, we decided that the collective noun for globes is a galaxy).

Using NASA satellite images of Earth from space, this inflatable globe is unlike the physical and political globes we are used to seeing. Just look at the swirling atmospheric cloud cover. Read More Mappy Monday: Earth from Space

Our five favourite Moon products for Moon Day

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

On this day in 1969, Neil Armstrong uttered those words as he and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon following the landing of Apollo 11.  Here are our top 5 moon products: Read More Our five favourite Moon products for Moon Day

Get out and explore London’s Rivers

It’s London Rivers Week this week and the whole city is encouraged to get out and explore rivers. Whether its the mighty Thames or the humble hidden Walbrook that inspires you, we’ve got all you need to make the most of the rivers London has to offer. Read More Get out and explore London’s Rivers

Mappy Monday: Harry Potter’s London

Can you believe it’s been 20 years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s came out?

If you’ve read the books and seen the films, you might want to go on a tour of London looking for the Central London locations featured in the films. Read More Mappy Monday: Harry Potter’s London