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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
In the old days everyone in London used an A to Z to go about, or a provincial town map, or ask a friend if not strangers you find in the street

Has all this been made redundant by accurate street finders on internet map sites

Who still leaves the house in London on a trip carrying a traditional paperback A to Z?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I take my A-Z most of the time when going out in London. Don't know the area well enough to pick sensible tube stations to get to places and the like.

    The thing that gets closest to making my A-Z redundant are the awesome map posts that are scattered all over central london now.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I lived in London for 6 years, and still took my A to Z when I went somewhere unfamiliar.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    piccolo wrote: »
    I lived in London for 6 years, and still took my A to Z when I went somewhere unfamiliar.

    My residence in London spans 19 years and still need A to Z too. Sometimes take a one page print out from internet Streetmap though
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Don't know the area well enough to pick sensible tube stations to get to places and the like.

    Remember those pocket tube maps- they were handy
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What's this A-Z?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    KiwiFruit wrote: »
    Remember those pocket tube maps- they were handy

    No, not a pocket tube map - an A-Z.

    Pocket tube maps are absolutely no use for working out which tube station you want to go to, just how to get there.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ShyBoy wrote: »
    What's this A-Z?

    An antiquated pre-computer necessity
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I used A-Z maps until google maps on my phone. Now I use that (although will sometimes take print outs in case I lose signal)
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    I stopped using maps as soon as Google Maps was on my phone.

    AR: In latest version of Google Maps you can even take maps offline now.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I dont have a map and if im going somewhere new i look up directions on google and write stuff down. I really should get a map for my car at least
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    JsT wrote: »
    AR: In latest version of Google Maps you can even take maps offline now.

    I'll have to look at that, but I do only have a basic smartphone.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Even before I had a smartphone I've never used maps... but I suppose I didn't live in London which is horrifically complex. Pretty much just explored everywhere on foot and got a feel for it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    There is a burlesque map of London, which shows where all the burlesque related stuff is in London. Costs about £3.

    I don't leave the house without a map when going somewhere in the car, because I find there are plenty of places up in the wolds/downs/valleys/forest/levels/plains etc that don't show up on sat nav or sometimes even google maps.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Google maps led me astray in Durham (bloody 'accurate to 1300m' accompanied by lack of visible street signs).

    Next time won't forget the print out.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I use my A-Z when in London.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    JsT wrote: »
    I stopped using maps as soon as Google Maps was on my phone.

    AR: In latest version of Google Maps you can even take maps offline now.

    21st century- you've moved on :)
    Lexi99 wrote: »
    I dont have a map and if im going somewhere new i look up directions on google and write stuff down. I really should get a map for my car at least

    my brother still keeps an A to Z in his car
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Melian wrote: »
    I use my A-Z when in London.

    Of course, there is A to Z for Birmingham, for Leicester, for Bath etc. WH Smith stores in London used to sell loads
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