Explore London's Literary Side With This Gorgeous Map
London is home to some of literature’s most famous characters: Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, James Bond, and Eliza Doolittle, just to name a few. While these figures are fictional, many of their favorite haunts are real—and a creative typographic map, spotted by The Telegraph, lets readers follow in their footsteps.
The artwork was designed by Run For The Hills, a London-based creative studio run by Dex, an artist, and Anna Burles, an interior designer. It features characters from more than 250 books set in London; each one "has been plotted in the corners of the city they most liked to roam or chose to call home (sometimes on Her Majesty’s Pleasure),” according to the website description.
Some character names, like Oliver Twist and Dorian Gray, are instantly recognizable. Others, like Nicholas Forsyte and Stella Rodney, might require a little Googling. And even though England is known for its canonical 19th-century novels, the poster also lists figures from contemporary works, like the lovably clumsy Bridget Jones.
The Literary London map is available for purchase online. (It’s currently on sale for around $190.) Check out some photos below.
[h/t The Telegraph]
All photos courtesy of Run for the Hills.