London is one of the world's oldest great cities. It grew from three centres: the Roman settlement in the 1st century on the northern banks of the Thames, now known as "the City"; Southwark on the southern banks; and Westminster upstream. London expanded rapidly. The Great Fire of 1666 led to the proposal of many radical rebuilding schemes but these came to little. Instead London was rebuilt piecemeal driven by capitalism and housing demands. London's population passed one million by 1800 and had reached 6.5 million a century later. Its structure is immensely complicated and there is little discernible form. Unsurprisingly it is not characterised by any particular architectural style with its buildings having been amassed over such a long period of time.
This 3D map of London, at a scale of 1:5000, is of "the City" - London's hub of trade, commerce, and banking. It is a single plaster tile measuring 30x30cm encapsulated in a perspex frame with an accentuated "blue" river Thames. The model can wall hang or be displayed on a desk or table top.
- Materials: Plaster, metal, acrylic box frame
- Measurements: 30cm x 30cm x 10cm
- Weight: 5kg approx.
Delivery to the rest of the world is UPS or Standard Shipping and will have different expected arrival dates. At the moment, we are unable to ship to Europe. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding expected arrival dates.