How to choose your London star map art
Designing the perfect customized London star map poster is easy with our online editor. As your creative ideas start flowing, consider where the print might hang or stand. Whether you plan to hang it in your office or stand it in your loft, there are certain things to keep in mind.
Space is important to think about. You want to avoid your wall art from becoming a distraction. It should also not overwhelm a room or wall. Pick a size that fits well with the available space. We have three sizes to choose from in landscape or portrait orientations, making it easy for you to find the right fit.
Decoration that clashes with your decor is not ideal. When designing your customized star map print, consider matching colors and styles with your existing decor. We have modern and vintage inspired themes to choose from, so there is something for any taste.
How to personalize your London star map print
Our editing tool lets you customize many aspects of your London star map poster, from the look to the words that appear on it. Add personal touches that reflect the special connection you or your loved one has with London or keep it simple with just the date and location. The choice is yours.
Make your star map print your own, whether you are designing one for yourself or as a gift. One way to do this is by selecting an exact location or date, allowing you to create a night sky view from a specific moment in time. This means you can personalize your star map to celebrate a special memory or date.
There are diverse styles available, and each one reflects contemporary design. From Japanese to nautical inspired themes, you can personalize your print with a style you love. Four lines of text are also available for you to customize with quotes, lyrics, dates, a personal message, or other meaningful words.
Can I design a map poster of London for any special occasion?
A London star map poster is perfect for Christmas, Mother’s Day, graduations, anniversaries, and other special days and occasions. These professional quality prints are also fun ways to remember a trip to one of the world’s most beautiful and historic capitals.
The ability to choose any location and date means you can design a personalize star map print for any occasion. For Valentine’s Day, celebrate a first kiss with a night sky view over London on that exact date. For birthdays, create a view of the stars and constellations on the day your loved one was born.
Why I’m in love with my London star map art
My husband and I went on our first vacation together to London. On our anniversary, he surprised me with a personalized view of the night sky over the night we walked along the Thames. I love it since it goes well with the other two prints I have – one of the night sky over Toronto when I was born and the view over New York where we had our first date. Together, they create a beautiful feature wall in our living room that everyone loves.
About the Stars in London
Which are the best spots in London for watching the stars?
Top places to see stars in and around London include:
- Regent’s Park Hub
- Kenley Observatory
- Modern Hall Park
- Blackheath Observatory
- Peter Harrison Planetarium
When can you see the shooting star showers from London?
The best time to see shooting stars varies each year. Some events are must-sees. Look for the Geminids in December, the Quadrantids from December to January, and the Lyrids appear during April. In July and August, the Perseids appear over London.
Which famous constellations can be seen in summer and winter in London?
Winter constellations are best seen in London from late December up until late March. Highlights include Gemini and Taurus plus Orion. Other prominent constellations are Auriga, Carina, Eridanus, Monoceros, and Canis Minor and Major.
Summer constellations are best seen starting in late June up until the end of December. Hercules, Sagittarius, and Scorpius are highlights. Others are Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, and Draco.
How do we create your star map of London?
Your print is created using reliable data and maps from astronomy organizations and institutes as well as universities and other sources. This ensures your view of the night sky is accurate. Once you customize your poster, we print it onis on high-quality paper that has been sustainably sourced.