Art Deco London Map

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Art Deco London Map

Uncover London's Art Deco influences with second in a line of maps dedicated to the capital's architecture...

When thinking of Art Deco buildings, one might think of the hotels, restaurants, and shops, on Miami’s South Beach — you know, those ones with all the distinctive characteristics: elements in groups of three, round porthole windows, eyebrows, all-over symmetry, neon lighting, and terrazzo flooring.

Art Deco London Map

The city’s Art Deco District — with more than 800 architecturally-protected buildings from the 1930s and ’40s — is the largest concentration of Art Deco architecture in the world. So one may not be so quick to drawn an association with London; until now.

The new Art Deco Map, a collaboration between Blue Crow Media and the Twentieth Century Society (who published the Brutalist London Map), references over 70 examples of Art Deco architecture in the city; from tube stations, theatres, and hotels … locations highlighted on one side, photography, short text and address details on the other.

Priced at £8, it’s a small price to pay to whisk yourself off on a personal tour of London institutes dedicated to the French-born visual arts aesthetic — think the Oxo Tower; Shell Mex House; The Savoy Hotel; and Broadcasting House — in all their glory, and is available to buy through Blue Crow, or from selected independents across the capital like Foyles, Stanfords, the Tate Modern and the RIBA bookshop.


Hoover Building Art Deco

Hoover Building. Photo, Simon Phipps for Blue Crow Media

Art Deco Eltham Palace

Eltham Palace. Photo, Simon Phipps for Blue Crow Media

Art Deco Senate House

Senate House. Photo, Simon Phipps for Blue Crow Media