Carte Blanc


Here’s a lovely hand-drawn map of central London with a linguistic twist.

It has been commissioned by the Brasserie Blanc restaurant group to celebrate Trafalgar Day (the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar) which is today. It was created by artist & cartographer Camilla Charnock. Spot “Le Pont de la Tour” and “L’Eclat”. How about “L’Oeil de Londres”? Some things will never fully translate though – London’s newest skyscraper remains “Le Talkie Walkie”.

The Brasserie Blanc restaurants will apparently using paper copies of the map as placemats! I may have just found a great excuse for a meal out this week.

[Update – You can download a high-quality PDF of a version of the map here.]



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