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. city_of_london_map.jpg
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We hand make all of our models. Chisel & Mouse is the combination of an artisan’s approach (the chisel) with modern innovation and transformative technologies (the mouse).
By capturing life and its big ideas in miniature, the brand celebrates the beauty of our industrialised world.
I have received my model safely.I have to say I am impressed with everything. The packing, the service,the comms, and especially the model which is exquisite and surpassesmy expectations. I'm glad I found you.Many thanks
Living with a fan of brutalist architecture the model of the Trellick was a perfect gift. A wonderful recreation with great attention to detail. You made a concrete fan very happy.
JUST RECEIVED MY FIRST C&M MODEL - IT'S FANTASTIC THANK YOU. I WAS ESPECIALLY IMPRESSED THAT THE MODEL WAS WITH BUILDINGS BUILT OR UNDER CONSTRUCTION SINCE YOUR WEBSITE PICTURES - IT IMPRESSIVE AND APPRECIATED. THANK YOU - YOU JUST MADE A SATISFIED CUSTOMER WHO WILL BE A REPEAT CUSTOMER.
I just received my 1:5000 model of Venice and it is stunning. Now, granted, Venice is stunning, but the model is amazing. I sent my kids and GF pics saying this is possibly the coolest thing I’ve ever bought, and I’m 64!Thanks, beautiful. No doubt I’ll be back!
I ordered the Bauhaus building and Guggenheim museum. Well packed and really beautiful models. I enjoy them very much and will order citycapes this year. Thank you Gavin for your service and patience.
Beautiful models and so well made- this is my third. A lovely piece of architectural art.
Ive just taken delivery of Berlin, Paris and Vegas (cityscapes). Just Venice left to complete my collection. Beautifully crafted and I enjoy looking at them every day. Thank you for taking such good care with the packaging. Each one is a joy to look at.
Superb service, well packaged and beautifully crafted. Truly unique and a joy to look at - thank you.
The model of Venice was a wonderful Christmas present from my dad. It is an high quality product, packaged with care, I love it!
Thank you so much! It arrived on time and I am super happy!