Exhibition: Magnificent Maps of London

This exhibition runs from Mon, 11th Apr 2022 to Wed, 26th Oct 2022. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Mon,
4th Jul 2022  
(10am - 4pm)
Tue,
5th Jul 2022  
(10am - 4pm)
Wed,
6th Jul 2022  
(10am - 4pm)
Thu,
7th Jul 2022  
(10am - 4pm)
Mon,
11th Jul 2022  
(10am - 4pm)
Tue,
12th Jul 2022  
(10am - 4pm)
Wed,
13th Jul 2022  
(10am - 4pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge


The historical map collections at London Metropolitan Archives show the development of the city in incredible detail, from the late sixteenth century to the present day. Beginning with the first attempts to chart the streets of the City of London, they provide a unique view of London’s story and many of the events that shaped the city we know today.

Following an extensive program of conservation treatment, Civitas Londinium, the first surviving map of the city will go on display at London Metropolitan Archives for the first time.

This very rare opportunity to see one of only three known copies of the map will transport visitors to the streets (and fields) of Tudor London. The exhibition will also include work by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg, John Rocque, John Ogilby and William Morgan, Richard Horwood, and Christopher and John Greenwood.

Early visitor guides feature alongside, tram routes, Goad’s Insurance Plan, local plans and thematic surveys, including Charles Booth's map of London poverty.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

London Metropolitan Archives,

40 Northampton Road,
London,
EC1R 0HB

Map of London Metropolitan Archives