Can I view OS maps for the UK online for free?

I want to see both the Landranger and Explorer maps if possible.

  • You can get the OS map app as well which allows you to see maps and some free routes.
    – Aravona
    Feb 4, 2019 at 8:25
  • Wouldn't this be better suited on opendata.stackexchange.com ?
    – Gabriel
    Feb 4, 2019 at 17:07
  • @Aravona I think you have to pay for the maps with the app, also I have had issues with that app, it's not very good.
    – MJH
    Feb 5, 2019 at 16:35
  • @Gabriel Hey, it's about maps, I posted it here so people know about it. I don't use the OpenData group, if you want to post it there feel free.
    – MJH
    Feb 5, 2019 at 16:37
  • @MJH - you can view where you are currently for free at any time, if you want to download maps and do most routes you need to have premium/buy the maps yes. The Free version won't track you but handy to open and see whats around you.
    – Aravona
    Feb 6, 2019 at 8:54

2 Answers 2


Yes, go to https://www.bing.com/maps/ and select "Ordnance Survey" in the drop-down in the top right corner.

The zoom level you select will show either the 1:50,000 or 1:25,000 map you will see.

  • AFAIK, this only works from inside the UK, doesn't it? Feb 4, 2019 at 22:34
  • @phg Not sure TBH, that would make sense though.
    – MJH
    Feb 5, 2019 at 16:38
  • @phg I just tried it out; you're correct. From Germany, I don't see the "Ordnance Survey" option unless I browse via a UK proxy.
    – Pont
    Feb 16, 2019 at 8:40

Ordnance Survey Maps can be download to a mobile device for free using Avenza PDF Maps. The maps can be viewed without an internet or cellular connection after download. Avenza allows you to store up to 5 maps for free so you can either download them and swap them out or pay for a professional version of the app. https://www.avenzamaps.com/maps/search.html?query=&location_mode=map_input&location=&sort=relevance&price_max=1&page=0&debug=&current_map_id=&location_box=55.0150538046944%2C-1.5198503796983687%2C54.02605303562811%2C-2.7654253308702437&vendor_ids=&category_ids=&merge_mode=v4&debug_ids=

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