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Where to get vintage/antique UK maps in London?

Where to get vintage/antique UK maps in London?

Apr 9th, 2003, 04:02 PM
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Where to get vintage/antique UK maps in London?

On our international travels, my husband and I like to pick up antique/vintage maps suitable for framing upon return as a souvenir of our trip. Something featuring the entire UK would be ideal. Where in London might there be a good book/map shop selling such an item? (I'm not talking cheapie maps printed by the thousands...) Thanks!
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Apr 9th, 2003, 04:03 PM
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On Beauchamp Place near Harrods is a shop called the Map House. They have what you are interested in plus hundreds of vintage prints and paintings. It is a wonderful shop! Enjoy.
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Apr 9th, 2003, 04:41 PM
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Thank you! We will check it out!
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Apr 9th, 2003, 05:06 PM
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Museum Street, opposite the main entrance to the British Museum, has a number of used book stores which carry prints, books, maps, etc. Certainly, worth a try. We've bought a few prints there. Congratulations on a wonderful hobby.
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Apr 9th, 2003, 05:17 PM
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I remember seeing some in Covent Garden - not the main market area, but a nook close to the transport museum. I bought a 100 year old map of Palestine for 5 pounds!
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Apr 10th, 2003, 03:41 AM
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Cleo, The one on Beauchamp Scarlett Mentioned place near Harrods has old maps and copies. I love this shop and found it by chance 9years ago. If you somethng specific ask them to help as mostitems are stored in pull out files. I found some lovely old prints of Irish Maps in Irish.
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Apr 10th, 2003, 06:10 AM
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CleoB.. another place to browse is in the shops on Cecil Court ( off Charing Cross Road). You will find antique prints/maps shops along with specialty book stores there.
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Apr 10th, 2003, 06:14 AM
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My husband and I share the same hobby. In London, we have found some antique maps at Avril Noble (sorry, can't find address, but it's near Covent Garden) and Grosvenor Prints, 28 Shelton St. Covent Garden.
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Apr 10th, 2003, 11:24 AM
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Go to Sloane Square and walk about 20 mins. down King's Road and you will find an antique map shop. It is on the left hand side of the road. It seems to be well-stocked.
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Apr 10th, 2003, 02:06 PM
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Can't recall the name of it, but it's across the street from the Savoy. With the Savoy to your back, cross the Strand, and go left. First street turn right, heading towards Covent Garden. It's on the edge of Covent Garden, so it might have been noted already by someone else.
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Apr 16th, 2003, 09:50 AM
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Thanks everyone - we'll end up with a great map for sure!
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