Category: General

A simple list of the London Underground and DLR stations

Acton Town Aldgate Aldgate East All Saints Alperton Amersham Angel Archway Arnos Grove Arsenal Baker Street Bakerloo Line Balham Bank Barbican Barking Barkingside Barons Court Bayswater Beckton Beckton Park Becontree Belsize Park Bermondsey Bethnal Green Blackfriars Blackhorse Road Blackwall Bond Street Borough Boston Manor Bounds Green Bow Church Bow Road Brent Cross Brixton Bromley-by-Bow Buckhurst …

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Tower blocks

We are indebted to the Tower Block project run by the University of Edinburgh for much of the information about post-war social housing on The Underground Map. The project lists build dates, block design and much more information as featured on our pages. Special thanks go to Kat Breen of the project.

The growth of the outer suburbs

At the turn of the twentieth century, the built-up area of London extended about eight miles in any direction as measured from Charing Cross – even within that boundary, there was still countryside. The road vehicle had not come of age and the limit of the expansion was largely governed by the railways – those …

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London Architecture

Assuming we’ll now never run out of material – here’s a list of every architectural building of note in London, discovered on manchesterhistory.net (mostly) Abbey Road Housing Co-op, London Adelaide House, London Adelaide Wharf, London Adelphi, London Africa House, London 20 Air Street, London Alaska Factory, London 45 Albemarle Street, London Albion Riverside, London 200 …

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London Borough Conservation Areas

Barking and Dagenham Barnet Bexley Brent Bromley Camden City of London Croydon Ealing Enfield Greenwich Hackney Hammersmith and Fulham Haringey Harrow Havering Hillingdon Hounslow Islington Kensington and Chelsea Kingston upon Thames Lambeth Lewisham Merton Newham Redbridge Richmond upon Thames Southwark Sutton Tower Hamlets Waltham Forest Wandsworth Westminster

When was your house built?

If your house was built after 1900, this map offers you the possibility of seeing when decade it dates from. As the original author from MappingLondon noted: The Valuation Office Agency publish some interesting open data sets from time-to-time. One that caught my eye recently was a breakdown of counts of residential buildings in each …

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The alleyways and courtyards of London: Y

Yorkshire Grey Yard WC1 Yorkshire Grey Yard is not quite the picture we would expect to find if purely relying on the illusion conjured up by its haughty sounding name. This dejected cul-de-sac which once sported one of the most fashionable taverns in town is now private and just a little grubby. The Yorkshire Grey …

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The alleyways and courtyards of London: W

Walker’s Court W1 In the midst of the bustling Berwick Market, Walker’s Court links Berwick Street with Rupert Street – both of them a hive of activity. This is one of the many passageways which in years gone by was known as ‘Paved Alley’. The state of the walkway in these narrow thoroughfares was so …

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The alleyways and courtyards of London: V

Vandon Passage SW1 It was on the site adjacent to this Passage that Cornelius Van Dun, a Dutchman and Yeoman of the Guard to Henry VIII, built a row of almshouses in 1575 for the well being of eight deprived women of the district. Not content with this singular generous deed, he provided the cash …

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The alleyways and courtyards of London: U

Union Court EC2 Prior to the 19th century it was quite common to hear people talking of a ‘union’ when referring to what now is more usually called a passage; a footpath linking two thoroughfares together, or to put it another way – a short cut. Pathways such as Lamb’s Passage, Lime Street Passage and …

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