About the project

This is the blog for The Underground Map website – a history site for London.

The project is adding historical maps of London from every decade between 1800 and 1950 – a period when London expanded from a city which did not extend beyond Mayfair, Vauxhall, Bethnal Green or Bermondsey. During the Napoleanic Wars at the beginning of this period, Regent’s Park was still countryside and taking the waters of Kilburn was the height of fashion.

There are two parts to the website – the main mapping website and this, the blog, which features London highlights.

To access the main part of the website, search or use the dropdown immediately below.
Or continue to explore the blog – the latest articles can be found at the bottom of this page.



Bonner Street, E2

Bonner Street was named for Edmund Bonner, Bishop of London from 1539–49 and again from 1553-59.

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Green Lanes, N21

Green Lanes is part of an old route that led from Shoreditch to Hertford.

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Pinner Park Farm

One of the last of the major Middlesex farms.

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Winchmore Hill

Winchmore Hill is a district in the London Borough of Enfield bounded on the east by Green Lanes (the A105) and on the west by Grovelands Park.

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