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The Map Of East End Independents

November 30, 2017
by the gentle author

Click on this map to enlarge it and explore

The East End Trades Guild commissioned this map from cartographer extraordinaire Adam Dant, featuring the independent shops and small businesses of the East End. Twenty thousand copies have been produced by Herb Lester and printed by Calverts of Bethnal Green, and Adam’s original artwork will be exhibited at Pelliccis’ Cafe this Friday and Saturday. You can pick up your free copy there and at any of the places featured on the map as part of East End Independents Weekend 1st, 2nd & 3rd December, encouraging everyone to support their local shops and businesses.


Adam Dant with Nevio & Anna Pellicci photographed by Sarah Ainslie

“The map is a panorama of the East End and what makes it tick, from cafes, mechanics, independent shops and traditional trades to new industries – there’s a whole range. It is a trompe l’oeil noticeboard with stuff pinned on; keys, receipts, photos and invoices. Using a corkboard effect and layering maps and pictures on top proved a good solution when we have so many trades to feature in the East End.” – Adam Dant

The founding members of the East End Trades Guild photographed by Martin Usborne

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6 Responses leave one →
  1. Stephen Barker permalink
    November 30, 2017

    I am not in London but will be visiting Spitalfields in January with my sisters around the time of my birthday, Is there anyway to obtain/purchase a copy of the map?

  2. Denise permalink
    November 30, 2017

    This map is beautiful. I live in US but how could I get one?

  3. Kitanz permalink
    December 1, 2017

    That is a Beautiful map. I would like one too!!

  4. Kitanz permalink
    December 4, 2017

    Lovely Pussy’s and Great Pictures!

  5. Baharak Zarbafian permalink
    April 25, 2019

    I live in Middlesex street and would love a copy of this map. How can I get one?!

  6. the gentle author permalink*
    April 25, 2019

    Gardners Market Sundriesmen in Commercial St has them….

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