Douglas Adams' London
A glorious guide. This map is all you need to walk in the great man’s giant footsteps.
WHILE SUPPLIES LAST: Orders will receive an exclusive beer mat from Milliways — the Restaurant at the End of the Universe. Note that this is a different design to that sold as part of the set.
In this guide, we chart 42 locations from the life and work of Douglas Adams. Although best known as author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy “trilogy” of five books, in which much of the action happens several hyperspace jumps from the debris of the earth, his work is peppered with London locations, and the city was his home for decades.
From Shepherds Bush to Highgate, we tour streets that Adams knew and cared about. He unhappily noted the rampant development of Islington – “Grim concrete monoliths, eyeing the new spaces in Upper Street where they hoped to spawn their horrid progeny” – and the timeless joy of Hyde Park – “Hyde Park is stunning. Everything about it is stunning except for the rubbish on Monday mornings.”
Also available: a set of six paper beermats from hostelries featured in Adams' books: Miliways, Horse and Groom, Big Bang Burger Bar, Old Pink Dog Bar, Domain of The King Bar & Grill, Stavro Mueller’s Beta.
Written by: Yvette Keller
Design: Dan Gneiding
Map (400 x 690mm), postcard
Litho-printed in Sussex, England using vegetable oil-based inks on sustainably sourced paper.
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