The Map House

The Map House, London: Hours, Address, The Map House Reviews: 4.5/5

The Map House
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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Monday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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About
The Map House is the world's oldest and largest antiquarian map gallery, established in 1907. We specialise and sell original maps, globes, prints and engravings, vintage posters and exploration ephemera. A large collection of original antique and vintage maps with a variety of price ranges to suit all.
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1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Chelsea
Wealth courses through The King's Road, Chelsea's upmarket artery of West London life packed with shops, eateries and glitzy nightspots. For people-watching at its best and luxury retail therapy that's largely unrivalled, this area cannot be missed. But if this showy street starts to overwhelm or a moment of price tag shock sends you reeling, a quick detour down pretty much any of many King's Road veins will reveal a quieter side of Chelsea. Here the stately Royal Hospital hosts its world-famous flower show, and the Thames rolls along at a lazy pace, with leafy Battersea Park and its Peace Pagoda beckoning from across the river.
How to get there
  • Knightsbridge • 7 min walk
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Bradley A
3 contributions
May 2022
Wonderful shop. Other reviews around staff not treating customers nicely are completely incorrect ... I turned up in a tracksuit and hoodie and they were very cautious and helpful. I'm 100% certain I will be returning in the coming months to start to add to my collection of historical maps!
Written 9 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for visiting The Map House, and taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your trip to our gallery and hope to see you in the near future as your map collection grows! With best wishes, The Map House.
Written 18 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

rick a
3 contributions
Oct 2021
Staff training needed to encourage a the veryt least the pretence of good manners. I was met with rudeness and waves of disdain,,maybe because I wasnt wearing a tie and saville row suit! This shop must understand that an instant eqaution between appearance and ability and willingness to buy cannot instantly be made these days.
Written 28 October 2021
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Triaero
Denton, TX269 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
A one of the few places in the world that carry this range and depth of historic maps for retail sale. The store is staffed with experts that, if not previously engaged, will take the time to share their knowledge and display their fabulous inventory of historic documents. The store is truly a gem.
Written 2 September 2018
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Thank you for visiting The Map House and for taking the time to leaving such a lovely review. We hope to welcome you back to explore the gallery in the near future. Best wishes, The Map House.
Written 6 September 2018
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çetin b
Istanbul, Turkey39 contributions
Feb 2017 • Solo
This was the second time I have been in this place. Very professional and well aware persons are serving during shopping in this map dealer. I am collecting navigation maps and very difficult to find the specialist dealer for this kind of maps. The owner was very kind and very well informed about the subject. The map he showed to me was the a muster piece. Unfortunately I could not afforded to buy this map, but still dreaming for it. I will always visit there whenever I come to London.
Written 6 February 2017
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Island_Man76
Parksville, Canada44 contributions
Aug 2015 • Solo
Prior to going to London, researched places I would like to visit. The Map House was on my list.

The Map House is located in the Knightsbridge area. It is a 7 minute walk from Harrods Department Store. The building that the business is in is huge. Have 3 floors full of all kind of artwork and maps from all over the world. Interesting place to visit if you are in the area.

Greeted by a staff member right away. I inquired about a particular map I as interested in purchasing on my trip. We found the particular map that I was inquiring about. Purchased a original 1861 Newfoundland map. Since I was in London and going to another country afterwards, I had the map shipped back to Canada. Cost to ship it was reasonable, about £20. All staff members that I had interaction with were knowledgeable and helpful.

Would recommend a visit. And I will definitely go back and check it out more the next time I’m in London.
Written 27 September 2015
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Fiver75
Melbourne, Australia12,454 contributions
Aug 2011 • Solo
The name says it all with Map House. This amazing shop has some of the most detailed and interesting maps you will ever see. Located in a small street off busy Brompton Road, the small shop is stacked with beautifully mounted maps and artwork that would look good anywhere. Unlike some other shops I have reviewed that are 'just' shops, the Map House is a unique and interesting place and a genuine attraction. Very interesting and worth a look.
Written 10 October 2011
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The Map House is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:30 - 17:30
  • Sat - Sat 10:30 - 18:00