The Underground Map is a project which is creating street histories for the areas of London and surrounding counties lying inside the M25.
In a series of maps from the 1750s until the 1950s, you can see how London grew from a city which only reached as far as Park Lane into the post war megapolis we know today. There are now over 85 000 articles on all variety of locations including roads, houses, schools, pubs and palaces.
You can begin exploring by choosing a place from the dropdown list at the top left and then clicking Reset Location.
As maps are displayed, click on the markers to view location articles.
You can also view historical maps of London - click on the "pile of paper" control on the top right of a page's map to change to a particular decade.
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Bonner Street was named for Edmund Bonner, Bishop of London from 1539–49 and again from 1553-59. Bonner Street was once split into Bonner Street as its southernmost part and Bonner Lane in the north.
The area east of Bethnal Green was rural but Bishop’s Hall existed, occupied by Bishop Bonner. In 1655, the local manor house was demolished and the material used to build four new houses in the area. By 1741, the four houses were described as joining the main building on the west. The most easterly house, next to the lane, was a public house - probably the Three Golden Lions.
Other houses were built in Bonner Street by 1800 and spread eastward during the next decade.
- Bonnington Square, SW8 Bonnington Square was built in the 1870s to house railway workers featured on 13 Jan 2020
- Tiller Road, E14 Tiller Road was part of Glengall Grove before 1963 featured on 12 Jan 2020
- Askew Road, W12 Askew Road is named after a local landowning family, the Askews, who also owned substantial land in Gloucestershire featured on 11 Jan 2020
- Plaistow Plaistow is a district in the London Borough of Newham and forms the majority of the London E13 postcode district featured on 11 Jan 2020