The Underground Map

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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.

As maps are displayed, click on the markers to view location articles.

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We now have 666 completed street histories and 46834 partial histories
Find streets or residential blocks within the M25 by clicking STREETS



Uxbridge to Hillingdon walk
This walk takes us along the western end of the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines Uxbridge is a suburban town in the west of Greater London and has a rich history. It was an important market town in medieval times and has been a place of trade for over 800 years.

The accompanying video delves into various points of Uxbridge’s history. Amongst facts we didn’t cover were that:

Although Uxbridge is not mentioned in the Domesday Book, St Margaret’s Church was built a hundred years later.
The existing pub, The Queens Head, depicts Anne Boleyn, wife of Henry VIII, on its sign. The pub was previously called ’The Axe’, possibly dates to the 1540s and is connected to the church by a tunnel.

A cemetery with an archway is located at the bottom of Windsor Street, and it was the site where three heretics were burned to death in 1555 for denying the trinity.

During Elizabeth I’s reign, Roman Catholics were subject to severe constraints, and Catholic priest Edmund Campion was tr...



Chesham to Chalfont & Latimer walk
An amble through the Chess Valley .
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