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Wish You Were Here - 1960s London tourist map by Herb Lester Associates

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Some of you might recall the vintage-style London maps by Herb Lester Associates we featured a short while back. Well, Herb Lester Associates are back to take us on another trip, this time back in time with 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 want to know exactly where on Old Compton Street Sportique was, it's now as flipping out your map.

This map is bigger than previous maps at A2, so the price is a little more too. Saying that, you can pick this one up for just £4 including postage, which is a real bargain. Another image over the page.

Find out more at the Herb Lester Associates website

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Huggy

Ordered one of these, frankly very disappointed. I was expecting a few illustrations on the map, but it is a very cheaply printed grey map with all the locations on the reverse, again, with the minimum of design flourishes.

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