Layers of London

Layers of London is a map-based history website developed by the Institute of Historical Research that brings together a collection of digitised historic maps, photos and crowd-sourced histories provided by the public and key partners across London. You can interact with and contribute to many different ‘layers’ of London’s history from the Romans to the present day. These layers include: historic maps, old pictures of buildings, films, recordings, as well as stories about people who have lived and worked in London over the centuries .
A small selection of includes: Westminster & Southwark Development 1730-1846; Charles Booth’s Poverty Map 1886-1903; Inland Revenue: Valuation Office Survey 1910-1915; Bomb Damage 1945; RAF Aerial Collection 1945-1949 and Parks & Gardens – A collection of maps showing London’s green spaces.

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