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ALL-IN-ONE LONDON MAP WITH HISTORICAL LAYERS AND SOUND RECORDINGS

The London Map combines recordings from the Sound Maps and Sound Actions sections into a single interface, with the Wildlife section soon to follow. Historical map layers give a background to the modern-day sounds of London.

London map layers
OpenStreetMap

OPEN STREET MAP

Present-day map tiles derived from the Mapnik layer of the OpenStreetMap project, an open-source collaborative world map.

Land Utilisation 1930s

LAND UTILISATION 1930s

London part of a nationwide survey of land use intended as a 'modern-day Domesday book'. Much of the work was done by schoolchildren.

Booth London Poverty map

BOOTH LONDON POVERTY 1898

A colour-coded map of London depicting levels of poverty and wealth. Commissioned by the social reformer Charles Booth.

Ordnance Survey First Series

ORDNANCE SURVEY FIRST SERIES

London map derived from four separate sheets of the Ordnance Survey First Series, published from 1805 onwards.

Select a map square below and click to explore