The Underground Map is a project which is creating street histories for the areas of London and surrounding counties lying inside the M2
In a series of maps from the 1
750s until the 1
950s, you can see how London grew from a city which only reached as far as Park Lane into the post war megapolis we know today. There are now over 85 000 articles on all variety of locations including roads, houses, schools, pubs and palaces.
You can begin exploring by choosing a place from the dropdown list at the top left and then clicking Reset Location.
As maps are displayed, click on the markers to view location articles.
You can also view historical maps of London - click on the "pile of paper" control on the top right of a page's map to change to a particular decade.
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No 1 Poultry is an office and retail building in London. It is located at the junction of Poultry and Queen Victoria Street, adjacent to Bank junction, in the City of London financial district. The building was designed by James Stirling for a site which then was owned by developer Peter Palumbo, and first assembled by Palumbo’s father, Rudolph, in the 1960s.
Originally intended to be the site of a modernist office tower designed by Mies van der Rohe in the manner of the Seagram Building in New York City, that scheme was aborted following one of the great architectural and planning show-downs of the 1970s.
A new design was created, Stirling’s final design, in a postmodernist style with an outer shell of bands of rose-pink stone. The structure was built after his death and is considered one of the greatest masterpieces of the postmodernist style in London.
In 2016, following proposals to alter it, it received government recognition with a listing at grade II*, making it the youngest listed building in England.»more
- Air Street, W1B Air Street was the most westerly street in London when newly built in 1658 featured on 16 Sep 2019
- St Matthew Friday Street St Matthew Friday Street was a church in the City of London located on Friday Street, off Cheapside featured on 15 Sep 2019
- Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 Stoke Newington Church Street links Green Lanes in the west to Stoke Newington High Street in the east featured on 9 Sep 2019
- Mapesbury Road, NW2 Mapesbury Road is named after Walter Map, prebendary from 1173–1192
featured on 8 Sep 2019