Christopher Wren London Map

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Christopher Wren London Map

The great Christopher Wren's reshaping of London's architecture is mapped in Blue Crow Media's latest architectural guide...

Christopher Wren’s St. Paul’s Cathedral was the first cathedral to be built in Britain since Medieval times. It was also the country’s first such building to be completed within the lifetime of its chief architect, and unquestionably the polymath’s masterpiece.

Celebrating Christopher Wren on the 300th anniversary of his death, award-winning publisher Blue Crow Media have released the Christopher Wren London Map by Owen Hopkins, the two-sided guide featuring 39 of Wren’s most remarkable buildings across London with original photography by Nigel Green.

Christopher Wren London Map, Blue Crow Media
St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral.

Christopher Wren London Map, Blue Crow Media

Alongside St Paul’s Cathedral, the guide showcases remarkable architecture including Greenwich Hospital, Royal Hospital Chelsea, Hampton Court and St Dunstan-in-the-East, each with captions and historical details for avid fans and newcomers alike to expand their knowledge.

Shaping the London that we see today, Wren was born in 1632 and was a true polymath; studying Latin, astronomy, mathematics and physiology at Oxford, before going on to become one of the most highly acclaimed English architects in history. As well as an anatomist, astronomer, geometer, and mathematician-physicist. Kind of puts you to shame, doesn’t it?

Wren’s early works, mostly in Oxford and Cambridge showed off his technical expertise, whilst St Paul’s Cathedral (built 1675—1710) is the genius’ most monumental work, the Baroque style structure completed as part of a major rebuilding programme in the city following the Great Fire of London.

As architectural writer and curator Owen Hopkins comments “Wren was always a man ahead of his time, one who redefined architecture, and in the process remade a city,” and this new map is testament to that. Available now at independent bookstores and from, the Christopher Wren London Map also comes with a commemorative poster and provides a detailed visual document of the great’s work.


St Clement Danes

St Clement Danes.

St Stephen Wallbrook

St Stephen Wallbrook.

Christopher Wren London Map, Blue Crow Media: St Dunstan in the East

St Dunstan-in-the-East.

Hampton Court

Hampton Court.

Greenwich Hospital

Greenwich Hospital.

Christopher Wren London Map, Blue Crow Media: St Mary le Bow

St Mary le Bow.

Monument to the Great Fire

Monument to the Great Fire.

St Clement Eastcheap

St Clement Eastcheap.