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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St Peter, Paul’s Wharf, was a parish church in the City of London. It was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. First mentioned in the 12th Century It stood to the north of Upper Thames Street in Queenhithe Ward The parish was defiant in continuing to use the Book of Common Prayer during the Civil War.
St Peter’s was, along with most of the City’s other parish churches, destroyed by the Great Fire in 1666. A Rebuilding Act was passed and a committee set up under Sir Christopher Wren to decide which would be rebuilt. Fifty-one were chosen, but St Peter Paul’s Wharf was not among them. Following the fire the parish was united with that of St Benet Paul’s Wharf.
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- No 1 Poultry, EC2R No 1 Poultry is an office and retail building in London featured on 17 Sep 2019
- 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