Winter Wonderland

It’s been a wet and drab December so far – so why not escape the gloom and get into the spirit of the season with the biggest Christmas market/funfair in London? Winter Wonderland, which occupies a huge space at the eastern end of Hyde Park, stretching almost from Marble Arch to Hyde Park Corner. The […]

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East End Independents – 2018 Edition

This lovely map, hand-created by artist-cartographer Adam Dant, which was commissioned by the East End Trades Guild, is launched today at their Christmas takeover of Old Spitalfields Market – you’ll be able to pick up a free copy there. The map shows the locations of some of the more interesting traders and small businesses in […]

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Winter Lights

If Lumiere London, which finished yesterday, has whet your appetite for seeing artistic displays of light after dark, then there is another festival of lights which runs until Saturday. It’s at Canary Wharf and called Winter Lights. Think Lumiere London, in a smaller area and without the huge crowds. And, like the King’s Cross, it’s […]

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Lumiere at King’s Cross

King’s Cross is one of the six Lumiere London areas, where light-based artworks are on display every evening until Sunday. We looked at the general maps of the event yesterday, but we discovered also that King’s Cross has its own map, showing where the exhibits are. You don’t have to follow the marked route, although […]

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Lumiere London

The Lumiere London, a free show of more than 50 light-based artworks, scattered throughout central London, starts today and the lights are switched on for the next four evenings, until Sunday 21st. It’s the second running of the event, after the inaugural in January 2016 which led to huge crowds of onlookers on the streets […]

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Christmas List 2016

Welcome to the Mapping London Christmas List 2016! Not long now until Christmas Day – if you are having a last minute present crisis, our list includes direct links, so you can browse, order, sit back and relax in the knowledge that the present selections for your London map geek friends (or yourself!) are all […]

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London: A World of Eating

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London: A World of Eating is a little map from Herb Lester – prolific producers of quirky pocket London maps with bespoke cartography (we recently featured their Punk London map). The map, which showcases some of London’s many interesting eateries featuring food from other countries, is sold out on their own website, but copies are […]

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Food Maps

Here’s some arty maps of localities in London which have a distinctly culinary theme. “Edible Clapham” drawn by Lis Watkins and commissioned by Incredible Edible Lambeth – more a series of colourful, detailed drawings linked together by a walking route, it nonetheless is the map needed for a foodie tour of this trendy neighborhood: “Tootopia”, […]

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Punk London

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The latest pocket guide and fold-out map from boutique urban cartographers Herb Lester is “Punk London“, celebrating 40 years since the punk movement of the 1970s, by mapping key locations in central London where it happened. Mike Haddad is the carrtographer/designer. As with all Herb Lester maps it’s a proper, custom made and litho-printed map, […]

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Call for abstracts – PopFest 2016: The 24th Annual Population Postgraduate Conference

Tweet  4th – 6th July 2016   University of Manchester   PopFest is an annual Population Studies conference for postgraduate students organised by fellow postgraduates. It provides an excellent opportunity to bring together researchers from various Social Science disciplines such as Demography, Human Geography, Urban Planning, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Social Statistics, Politics and other related […]

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Policy Forum: Europe’s migration crisis? 22 March 2016, RGS-IBG

TweetEurope’s migration crisis? 21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum Tuesday 22 March 2016: 5.30pm – 7.30pm (with the opportunity to stay for dinner until 9.30pm) Join the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) for a lively panel discussion (5.30pm – 7.30pm), with the opportunity to stay for dinner (7.30pm – 9.30pm) to explore the challenges and opportunities […]

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Crossrail Station Footprints

We’ve featured Crossrail’s official construction map before, when it was showing the progress of the various TBMs (tunnel boring machines) drilling through London, but with the tunnels themselves now burrowed, it’s received a welcome update – if you zoom right in, you can now see the shape and extent of the underground stations. And they […]

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Lumiere London

Lumiere London is a festival of light and art taking place every evening until this Sunday. From 6:30-10pm, nearly 30 temporary artworks in central London will come alive with lights. From a holographic elephant to neon sausage-dogs and a strange organic-looking structure suspended over London’s principal crossroads (Oxford Circus), it’s a great excuse to brave […]

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Call for Papers – AAG 2016 – Geographies of Internal Migration: Cross-National Trends and Patterns

Tweet    Geographies of Internal Migration: Cross-National Trends and Patterns     Convenors: Professor Thomas Cooke (University of Connecticut), Dr Ian Shuttleworth (QUB), Professor Darren Smith (Loughborough University) and Dr Nik Lomax (University of Leeds)     Sponsored by the Population Speciality Group of the AAG and the Population Geography Research Group of the RGS/IBG […]

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Centre for Spatial Demographics Research, University of Liverpool: Centre Symposium and Launch Event

TweetThursday 11th and Friday 12th June 2015, University of Liverpool Research on population studies is at a major turning point. Changes not just in population dynamics (for example, in fertility and family formation and migration, and in the social, economic, demographic and ethnic characteristics of neighbourhoods), but also in the ways in which populations are […]

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Deadline for Abstracts: International Conference on Population Geographies 2015

TweetThe deadline for receipt of abstracts for the 8th International Conference on Population Geographies is fast approaching. We look forward to receiving your proposal by Monday 16th February 2015 and welcoming you to the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, from 30 June to 3 July 2015. We invite papers from all fields of population geography […]

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Eighth International Conference on Population Geographies Brisbane, Australia, 30 June 2015 to 3 July 2015

TweetDear All, We are delighted to announce that the 8th International Conference on Population Geographies will be held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, from 30 June to 3 July 2015. Essential details of the conference are available on the University of Queensland website at: http://www.gpem.uq.edu.au/icpg2015. As you will see, we expect to launch […]

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‘Myths of Migration: The Changing British Population’ at the British Academy, London, on Monday 17 November 2014

TweetAn evening meeting organised jointly by the British Academy and BSPS on ‘Myths of Migration: The Changing British Population’, at the British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, on Monday 17 November 2014 at 6.00-7.30pm. As part of its celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the publication of The Changing Population of Britain (edited by […]

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A BSPS day meeting on ‘usual residence’ and alternative population bases, at LSE on Friday 24th October 2014

TweetA BSPS day meeting on ‘usual residence’ and alternative population bases, at London School of Economics on Friday 24th October 2014, 10.30am-5.00pm.   A reminder that this meeting on population bases for presenting census and related stats will take place at LSE on Friday 24 October, 10.30am-5pm. The programme for the day is now finalised. Register by […]

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BSPS day meeting on the ‘usual residence’ concept and alternative population bases, LSE, 24 October 2014

TweetThis forthcomingmeeting will be held at LSE on Friday 24th October 2014, 10.30am-5.00pm. The main question to be addressed is: ‘Is the concept of ‘usual residence’ reaching its sell-by date?’ Now that the Government has confirmed that a further Population Census will take place in 2021, it is an opportune time to consider how far […]

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