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Central London Explorer Map

An interactive tourist and visitor map. This map highlights central London's main attractions, including museums, art galleries, theatres, cinemas, points of interest and more.

Zoom in to reveal more detail and click on features to display additional information.

The history and heritage of central London is a particular focus of this map. The majority of the regions Grade I and Grade II* listed buildings and churches are featured. A large number of important landmarks, statues and memorials are also highlighted.

Merritt Cartographic creates custom-made interactive maps and content, like this, to meet the requirements of your design brief. If you need an interactive map designed for your project, please let me know.

This map has been built with open data. Over time, as more or better information becomes available, I hope to add to this map and, more importantly, correct any errors or inaccuracies that are currently present. Please help me to make this map better by informing me of any errors that you notice. If I have omitted something that you think should have been included, please tell me. Thank-you for your help.

The majority of the data for this map has been sourced from the OpenStreetMap project. This map also makes use of OpenData from the Ordnance Survey as well as a number of other datasets released by the UK Government through the Open Government Licence. The photographs used across the map have been obtained from the Geograph® Britain and Ireland project with further assistance provided by Open Plaques, London Remembers and London Gardens Online.

Map data © Mapbox, © OpenStreetMap contributors. Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2017. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v2.0. Commemorative plaque data courtesy of Open Plaques.

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Walking Routes

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Central London: Walking Routes

Central London has a network of waymarked walking routes. Signage for these walks are found in the form of directional discs, set in the ground, along with posts, signs and signposts. Reveal these walking routes by clicking on the names below.

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Points of Interest

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Listed Buildings

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Central London: Listed Buildings

A list of central London's Grade I and Grade II* listed buildings. Navigate directly to these structures by clicking on the names below.

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Landmarks and Sculptures

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Central London: Landmarks, Statues, Sculpture and Public Art

A list of central London's landmarks, statues, scupltures and public art installations. Navigate directly to these points of interest by clicking on the names below.

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Commemorative Plaques

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Central London: Commemorative Plaques

A list of central London's commemorative plaques, highlighting notable locations, relating to a wide range of people and places. Navigate directly to these memorials by clicking on the names below.

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  • Transport

  • Railway Station Symbol

    Railway station

  • London Underground Symbol

    London Underground station

  • Docklands Light Railway Symbol

    Docklands Light Railway station

  • Coach Station Symbol

    Coach station

  • Ferry Stop Symbol

    Ferry stop / river pier

  • Parking Symbol

    Car park

  • Bicycle Hire Symbol

    Santander Cycles docking station

  • Amenities

  • Tourist Information Symbol

    Tourist or visitor information point

  • Toilets Symbol

    Public toilets

  • Library Symbol

    Library

  • Accommodation

  • Hotel Symbol

    Hotel or guest house

  • Shopping

  • Shop Symbol

    Shopping centre (mall), department store or other large retail shop

  • Market Symbol

    Market (indoor or outdoor)

  • Place of worship

  • Cathedral Symbol

    Cathedral

  • Church Symbol

    Church (grade I or II* listed building)

  • Mosque Symbol

    Mosque (grade I or II* listed building)

  • Synagogue Symbol

    Synagogue (grade I or II* listed building)

  • Grade I listed buildings are described by English Heritage as being "of exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important."

  • Grade II* listed buildings are described by English Heritage as "particularly important buildings of more than special interest."

  • Parks and gardens

  • Park Symbol

    Park

  • Garden Symbol

    Public garden or small park

  • Playground Symbol

    Children's playground

  • Tourism and Leisure

  • Tourist Attraction Symbol

    Visitor attraction

  • Point of Interest Symbol

    Point of interest

  • Viewpoint Symbol

    Observation point or viewing gallery

  • Art Gallery Symbol

    Art gallery

  • Art Gallery Star Symbol

    Art gallery (with free entry)

  • Museum Symbol

    Museum

  • Museum Star Symbol

    Museum (with free entry)

  • Theatre Symbol

    Theatre

  • Concert Hall Symbol

    Concert hall

  • Cinema Symbol

    Cinema

  • Football Symbol

    Football (soccer) stadium

  • Cricket Symbol

    Cricket ground

  • Sculpture Symbol

    Sculpture or public art installation

  • Heritage

  • Grade I Listed Building Symbol

    Grade I listed building

  • Grade I listed buildings are described by English Heritage as being "of exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important."

  • Grade II* Listed Building Symbol

    Grade II* listed building

  • Grade II* listed buildings are described by English Heritage as "particularly important buildings of more than special interest."

  • Landmark Symbol

    Landmark or memorial

  • Plaque Symbol

    Commemorative plaque

  • Telephone Symbol

    Grade II listed telephone kiosk
    (notable red or white telephone box)

  • Grade II listed buildings are described by English Heritage as being "nationally important and of special interest."

  • Other features

  • Embassy Symbol

    Embassy or high commission

  • Tall building (height greater than 100 metres)

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