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See the Magnificent Maps of London
See the Magnificent Maps of London

See the Magnificent Maps of London

Maps are curious documents - they are often aesthetically pleasing to look at, and they convey useful information, but they are also often intensely political, defining boundaries and borders where power and ownership lay.

Apr
20
Old maps of London with modern buildings
Old maps of London with modern buildings

Old maps of London with modern buildings

What would happen if you made some maps in an old fashioned style, but added modern buildings? This is what.

Mar
15
2021
British Library releases 18,000 maps and views for free
British Library releases 18,000 maps and views for free

British Library releases 18,000 maps and views for free

The British Library has released a huge archive of nearly 18,000 maps that have been digitised and are available for free - with no copyright restrictions.

Oct
13
2020
A map of the trees of London
A map of the trees of London

A map of the trees of London

Ever wondered what that tree is you passed during your lockdown exercise walk? There's a website that tells you the answer.

May
05
2020
Huge archive of old military maps published
Huge archive of old military maps published

Huge archive of old military maps published

Over 3,000 military maps, views and prints collected by King George III have been digitised and published online free to visit by the Royal Collection

Jan
29
2020
A rare medieval map of London
A rare medieval map of London

A rare medieval map of London

A rare example of an exceptionally early map of late medieval London has been uncovered by a London antique maps dealer.

Jan
28
2020
Map of London’s buried archaeology
Map of London’s buried archaeology

Map of London’s buried archaeology

Another of those maps that will soak up a few hours randomly zooming around - a map of prehistoric to medieval archaeology under London.

Nov
27
2019
Have you seen the Open Infrastructure Map?
Have you seen the Open Infrastructure Map?

Have you seen the Open Infrastructure Map?

Prepare to lose a lot of time just idly zooming around a map that shows major power cables and facilities not just in the UK, but world wide.

Oct
28
2019
Help colour in London’s buildings
Help colour in London’s buildings

Help colour in London’s buildings

A new app and website have been launched and is encouraging people to record details of all the buildings around them.

Oct
03
2019
This Tudor London map overlay is marvelous
This Tudor London map overlay is marvelous

This Tudor London map overlay is marvelous

A map of London, as it was during the era of the Tudor monarchs, give or take a few decades has been released by Layers of London.

Jun
13
2018
Scale model of Docklands at its Industrial Height
Scale model of Docklands at its Industrial Height

Scale model of Docklands at its Industrial Height

In a dark corner of a museum can be found a large scale model of London's docks when they were a maze of warehouses and light railways.

May
03
2016
Massively detailed map of London’s railways
Massively detailed map of London’s railways

Massively detailed map of London’s railways

An extraordinary map of London's railways, past and present has been updated recently and is proverbial catnip to any train or map geek.

Apr
26
2016
Vintage panoramas of modern London
Vintage panoramas of modern London

Vintage panoramas of modern London

Hand-drawn panoramas of London taken from balloons were a staple diet of Victorian newspapers, and in the modern age, similar photos from up high can be equally captivating.

Jun
23
2015

Map of London in 1787

If you thought the animosity between North London and South London was a recent concept, then have a look at this map of London from 1787 which barely even notices that South London exists! OK, actually a map of Middlesex

Mar
05
2010

A Map of Westminster from 1593

Another small map to add to my collection – this time a reprint of a map by John Norden for Queen Elizabeth. Published originally in Speculum Britanniae in 1593 are considered to be the best representations known of the English

Feb
25
2010

Shop with olde maps in the window

Being quite a fan of old maps I was brought to a sudden halt when out yesterday evening as I passed an antique store which had a couple of very interesting old maps in their window display. Popping onto Google

May
29
2009