Two lists of London
Street name changes that occurred between 1857-1929 and
between 1929-1945 compiled from several sources. Also available as an eBook.
A finding aid for London
Postal Districts by name and number with a current map.
A list and map of the Metropolitan
Boroughs used in the street name list.
Notes on the Administration
of England & Wales including sections specific to
London, Civil Registration, Metropolitan Boroughs etc., as it was in
A brief history
of London Street Maps and Atlases. On this page there is also
of London Street Atlases.
A time line of events as an aid to dating London
Maps produced after 1856.
City Street Names The origin of the names of the Streets, Lanes, Alleys and Courts of the City of London. Read online or download the free eBook
Anecdotes and pictures from 700 years of the history of the Old Serjeants' Inn in Chancery Lane. Available free as a downloadable eBook.
London A short book by E. Beresford Chancellor from 1927 with
12 beautiful contemporary prints. View online or download the free eBook
version. High-resolution scans of the prints are available to purchase.
The four books covering London from the
Beautiful England series. Each has 12 evocative and detailed,
early 20th century watercolours by E. W. Haslehust. High-resolution scans of the pictures are available to purchase.
This is London
by 'Jimmy'. A guide book published in 1944 with 40 photographs of
wartime London. Available free as a downloadable eBook.
Read online a history and description of Spitalfields
in 1842 with engravings of Booth Street, Pelham Street and Spitalfields
Find small streets and buildings not shown on maps using Lockie's Topography of London from 1810. Available as an eBook.
See the London that was old in 1815 with Ancient Topography of London. Available as a paperback facsimile.
Read John Stow's contemporary description of Elizabethan London in his Survey of London from 1598. Available as an eBook.
Atlas and Guide to London from 1929
Map and Guide to Epping
Street map of Cambridge
Street map of Manchester
Street maps of Rome
c1885 and Paris
The information in the above pages is provided "as is", I have been
very careful but make no claim to infallibility. My children amuse
themselves by referring to me as an anorak, I prefer "enthusiast".
Fellow enthusiasts have taught me a great deal, for which I am
grateful. If you have a problem with enthusiasm, or have some other
passion please do not tell me about it. However, praise is always
I have also tried very hard to keep to the facts. Verbatim copies of
old documents are presented on pages with a white background, any
comment should be obvious. On other pages if, very occasionally, my
peculiar beliefs, prejudices or strange sense of humour surfaces, I beg
It has been said that there are three types of people. Those who make
things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who ask "what
happened?" I have observed that every day three and a half million travellers on the London
Underground divide themselves into three groups. Those who walk on the
escalators, those who stand, and those who stand on the wrong side.