Maps of London
The following URLs are for maps of London only or links to maps of London.
There are many other sites and links to overall maps of Britain, County maps, railway maps etc. - not included here.
The List is in alphabetical order by author, publisher or website provider.
All URLs worked as at end July 2006
Baedekers Guide Books - includes a couple of very clear 1905 maps of Central London
BT Internet service of London Maps and Street Name changes, old and new. http://www.btinternet.com/~rayment/general/road_name_changes/index.html
CARY's 1795 Plan of LONDON and WESTMINSTER, including Southwark and Walworth. - Part of David Hale's excellent "Mapco" site.
Cassini's maps of 19thC Ordnance Surveys - include 2 of London - a pay site
Charles Booth (Salvation Army founder) - an interesting 1899 Poverty Map of London.
Churches of London - website by "Steeljam" - a small but useful map of the old City, with all marked churches indexed by street location
Cockney London - not a map but a good section on rhyming slang
East London History Society - a collection of inner East London suburbs maps all in very clear detail.
Alan Godfrey maps - old ordnance survey maps - this is an order and pay only site
Greenwood's Map 1827 London - from Bath University collection - breaks down into great detail but needs a magnifying glass!
Landmark Site, a land and property search service - which includes a section on old maps -
Lewis's London Parish boundaries
London Town Directories - a useful site with many look up directories covering many aspects of visiting London - includes a good street look up facility
Mapco Site (Map and Plan Collection On-line) - links to maps from 1560 to 1897
Mapco London Parishes map of 1877
Maps of London - mainly 19thC onwards, includes detailed maps of some boroughs, railways, docks and parishes
Modern Indexed Gazetteer maps - there are several of which the following are among the most popular -
Motco Site - many of these maps have street indexes at two levels. A summary of major streets which is free and a detailed index which requires payment.
Old London Maps - many London maps from medieval times to 19thC, including Cary's famous map of 1786 and Stanford's incredible School Board Maps of 1872, in minute detail but not all there yet.
Rootsweb index to map images. Hundreds of detailed maps not all easy to read
Stanford's London map 1862-1871 - multiple panels in detail. Printing a bit light.
Transport for London - mainly a news site but good underground maps.
UCLA collection of London Maps - from 1818 to 1872, all in detailed sections and easy to read - includes John Snow's famous 1859 map
University of Michigan - 1889 Socio-economic map of London - attributed to Charles Booth, but 10 years older than the Charles Booth Archive one. Worth a look.
Victorian London - series of maps including 1895 pocket atlas accessed via a street directory - very clear, providing you know what you are looking for
Your Old Books and Maps network - a subscription site
This page is being built as an on-going project. It's aim is to contain useful Lists of things interesting to FH researchers which just might not appear in the major sites such as Genuki or Cindi's Lists.
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