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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Happy Birthday to the City & South London Railway

Tomorrow (18th Dec) will be the birthday of the first commercially successful deep level electric railway – the City & South London Railway (C&SLR), which ran from Stockwell in South London to the City at King William Street via a