1960s London Herb Lester tourist map

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Some of you might recall the vintage-style London maps by Herb Lester Associates featured over on Retro To Go recently. Well, Herb Lester Associates are back with something equally interesting – the Wish You Were There map.

It's a map of central London boutiques, coffee bars, clubs and other diversions that were around between 1960 and 1966. There are 130 entries, each with a street address and description, ranging from the obvious names – The Flamingo, Marquee, Scene for example to lesser known places like Roger Roger, Wild West Won and Fireman Jack. All addresses have been checked using contemporary sources such as magazines, music papers, and Kellys directories. So if you've been itching to know exactly where on Old Compton Street Sportique was, it's now as easy as unfolding a map.

This map is bigger than previous ones at A2, so the price is a little more too. Even with that, you can pick one up for just £4 including postage. Another image over the page.

Find out more at the Herb Lester Associates website


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