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The last city guide you'll ever need for finding great little places
The last city guide you'll ever need for finding great little places

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We've worked closely with some of the world's most exciting artists to create these new beautiful illustrations of London, just in time for festive giving. It's our little way to keep our service free because we'd never do anything rubbish like solicit paid listings. We'll make sure we get them to you in time for Christmas if you order in the next few days. Do your walls a favour and head to the GLP Megastore: http://store.greatlittleplace.com

Have you ever?

Artist: Ben Grib. Paper: Conqueror Oyster 250gsm stock. Size: A2.

GLP's London Bucket List. This 'Have you ever?' print features 38 things every Londoner should do before they escape the city and settle down in commuterville. Look closely for quirky little details and hidden surprises.

London's Decorative Border: 'There is in London all that life can afford'

Artist: Sam Dunn. Paper: Conqueror High White Wove 250gsm stock. Size: A3.

An ode to the Big Smoke, adorned by an illustrated border of all things iconic in London, from Mary Poppins and Big Ben to Peter Pan and the Queen's getaway mobile.

The London Dinner Table - Oscar Wilde quote

Artist: Risa Rodil. Paper: Conqueror High White Wove 250gsm stock. Size: A4.

Oscar Wilde had many a word to say about London but this is one of the classics.

Artist: Ranga Krishnamani. Paper: Conqueror High White Wove 250gsm stock. Size: A3.

Royal Albert Hall. One of the grandest stages in the world.

Tower Bridge. Our favourite bridge in all of London. A fortress of fine art. J'Thames.

Battersea Power Station. The beloved titan. An iconic beacon of strength and power.

Treasure map of great little places

Artist: Charlie Davis. Paper: Conqueror High White Wove 250gsm stock. Size options: A1 and A2.

This is the magnum opus. The chef d'oeuvre. A painstakingly illustrated map of London, filled up with some of our favourite great little places. The more you look at it, the more you'll discover. Just like London itself. Available in A1 too.

Typographical map of London

Artist: Joao Fonte. Paper: 320gsm Vanguard Cream stock. Size: A2.

A charmingly illustrated typographical map of London, filled up with iconic buildings and some of our favourite great little places. River variant available in blue, red and pink.
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MASSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT: (With more info HERE: http://glp.is/1erxY6B)

It's with ENORMOUS pleasure that we share our tie up with Josh Flowers & The Wild, performing in the wonderful Wilton's Music Hall. They are amazing, just watch.

It's the first of their 'Small Business Sessions', helping highlight the remarkable great little places that make London so damn special.

Watch, like, comment and SHARE THE BEJESUS OUT OF IT. They deserve it.

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Syon Park, by the most excellent Jon Reid, http://blog.nomadicvision.com/
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As part of Jon Reid's fantastic series 'A Year of London' (http://blog.nomadicvision.com/london/) - after years of taking photos of all kinds of far flung destinations, he's taking 52 weeks to shoot the gems in his own backyard - he went down to Gala Bingo's home in Tooting; the former Granada Cinema.

Gala Bingo in Tooting defines hidden gem - it's not the first place you'd think to find somewhere sprinkled with amongst the most stunning and surprising interior details you'll find anywhere in London. Built in 1931, the Granada Cinema opened with the film 'Monte Carlo' - and its popularity was such that 2,000 people got turned away that first night. The exterior is Cecil Massey designed Art Deco, with four imposing Corinthean pillars sitting above the foyer, but it's inside that things get big time impressive.

The celebrated Russian stage set designer of the time Theodore Komisarjevsky, with plasterwork by Clark and Fenn, set about creating a richly ornate Gothic interior, with marble foyers, a hall of mirrors, and intricate panels, accompanield by murals by Alex Johnson. And it's still here, looking amazing. Over the years, as well as showing movies, they fitted in the odd circus (with real elephants), wrestling and gigs from stars like good ol' Frank Sinatra, The Beatles and Jerry Lee Lewis.

By the 1970s the venue was on the wane, and it was slated for demolition. The local council stepped in with a preservation order, but it ceased showing films in 1973. Reopening as a bingo hall in 1976, it's been counting in the Legs Elevens ever since.

Here's what Jon found:
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