East End Independents – 2018 Edition

This lovely map, hand-created by artist-cartographer Adam Dant, which was commissioned by the East End Trades Guild, is launched today at their Christmas takeover of Old Spitalfields Market – you’ll be able to pick up a free copy there. The map shows the locations of some of the more interesting traders and small businesses in the Tower Hamlets area and other parts of the East End, such as along Columbia Road.

The map is an update of a similar map produced by Dant for EETG last year. The new one has a mainly black-and-white background, allowing the trader markers and a number of cartouches and other map embellishments to stand out.

This post is Day 1 of the Mapping London advent calendar, where we’ll feature 24 of our favourite Mapping London maps from the last few years, including some new ones! Check our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram accounts each day between now and December 24 to see each day’s pick.

Thanks to Carefully Sorted and the Hackney Business Network for the images used in this post.


  1. Hello,
    I would like to visit (East) London with my daughter on Easter 2019. How can I get a copy of this new EAST END INDEPENDENTS 2018 map?

    kind regards from Germany Ralf

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