Do you know… why Henry VIII´s daughter was called Bloody Mary? Which Tudor building survives among the skyscrapers? Who was exhumed to have their head cut off? What inspired Darwin? Or how Londoners slept during the Second World War?
Travel through time and get to know London through the historical maps. Use GPS and walk on old maps to discover the secrets, legends, characters and stories from different eras of London, the Tudors, the Great Fire, the Victorian Era, World War II or XXI century London.
Find out how the city has evolved, where missing buildings were and how others have changed. With more than 600 illustrations of yesterday and today and dozens of interesting stories divided into years and categories about London.
Discover the secret London hidden behind today’s cosmopolitan city!!!
The rejection of the Pope, the creation of Anglicanism, multiple weddings, executions…
Map by Ralph Agas, with approximate dimensions but very detailed drawings.
The Great Fire
The fire that devastated London and the subsequent reconstruction, buildings that disappeared and characters that changed the city.
Map detailed by Charles Inselin Sculpt.
The cusp of the Industrial Revolution and the Birtish Empire. The origins of today’s London.
Very accurate maps by Joseph Meyer.
The Second World War
Find out how Londoners lived during the war.
Aerial photography by the RAF with low resolution. In the bombed areas buildings without shadows can be seen.
The current map of London with the most visited areas, people and recent facts. London of the new millennium.
Map. © Crown copyright and Database right 2011.