Old London Maps: Committed to granting those interested in history and genealogy, as well the simply curious, free access to scores of rare maps, views and images of London in the medieval, Stuart, Georgian, Regency and Victorian periods.

Articles on, information about, and views of Historical London
Over 500 pages of views and information - the story behind the maps

A list of the Major Maps available
in Chronological Order

All these maps show streets in detail.

13th c. St Giles in the Fields in the Thirteenth Century
A detailed map of London during the reign of Henry VIII before the dissolution of the monasteries. (Showing London in the 1520s) This shows many of the outlying villages as well.
R. Newcourt's "An Exact Delineation of the Cities of London and Westminster and the Surburbs and all the throughfares, highways, streets, lanes and common allies"; drawn in 1658 - London as it was in medieval times. A beautiful and highly detailed map.
The Ward and Parish plans from the 1720 edition of John Stow's Survey of London. Some of the earliest and most detailed plans of old London.
A map of the Thames between the Tower and Blackwall, giving soundings at low tide, and showing stairs and windmills. Printed in the late 18th century, but showing the Thames as it was in 1750.
John Carey's beautiful Actual Survey of the Country Fifteen Miles Around London, 1786 (which now, of course, includes most of London). This incorporates 24 maps of all eighteenth-century London's satellite villages and many contemporary views.
Richard Horwood's 1792-1799 Plan of London and Westminster - quite simply, the most detailed map of Georgian and Regency London you will ever find.
1801 John Fairburn's Plan of Westminster and London, 1801
1806 Bowles's One-Sheet Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster .....
The London Directory, or a New & Improved Plan of London, Westminster, & Southwark; with the Adjacent Country, the New Buildings, the New Roads, and the alterations by the Opening of New Streets, & Widening, of Others. Printed for R Wilkinson, at No 58 in Cornhill, London, 1811
Christopher and John Greenwood's Map of London (1827), from an actual survey made in the years 1824, 1825, and 1826. Published 1827. This map shows how much London had grown in the 25 years since the Horwood Plan.
1845 1845 Grand Panorama of London (Charles Evans)
coming in sections from June 2006, Edward Stanford's School-Board Map of London, 6 inches to the mile, c. 1872. This is a massive and highly detailed map of London in the late nineteenth century. Currently half of the map is up, detailing London's suburbs.

The eighteenth and nineteenth century pages have more maps available on them. This page just lists the major maps.

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