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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Air Street was the most westerly street in London when newly built in 1658. ’Aire Street’ south of Regent Street followed the former boundary of Swallow Close and Round Rundles. The northern section - north of Regent Street - formed the western boundary of the Sherard estate and was originally Francis Street, after Francis Sherard.
In 1676, there were 23 houses in the street.»more
- St Matthew Friday Street St Matthew Friday Street was a church in the City of London located on Friday Street, off Cheapside featured on 15 Sep 2019
- Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 Stoke Newington Church Street links Green Lanes in the west to Stoke Newington High Street in the east featured on 9 Sep 2019
- Mapesbury Road, NW2 Mapesbury Road is named after Walter Map, prebendary from 1173–1192
featured on 8 Sep 2019
- Campden Hill, W8 Campden Hill is a hill and street in Kensington featured on 4 Sep 2019