Town Plans of London, 1740s-1960s

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Detailed maps of London over time, showing the expansion and development of the city. (This small selection will expand as our scanning of English maps continues during 2024-25).

See also county maps for maps of the wider hinterland around London, or Ordnance Survey maps for developments after 1840.


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1700

1746 / 1878 facsimile - Rocque, John. - An exact survey of the city's of London Westminster ye Borough of Southwark

1800

1848-51 - ORDNANCE SURVEY - 1:5280 Large Scale Town Plan - 42 sheets
1853 - Alfred James ROBERTS - Map of the Parish of Hammersmith in the country of Middlesex
1856 - Edward STANFORD - London with its postal sub-divisions
1858 - Benjamin Rees DAVIES - Davie's map of the environs of London
1859 - Alexander FINDLAY - Survey of the county around London to the distance of thirty-two miles from St. Paul's
1859 - Benjamin Rees DAVIES - Davie's new map of the British Metropolis [showing] the boundaries of the boroughs, county court districts, railways, and modern improvement
1859 - Edward WELLER - Cross's new plan of London
1859 - Macaulay's metropolitan railway map
1859 - Ordnance Survey of the country thirty miles round London. (Additions to 1859).
1860 - Edward STANFORD - Stanford's map of the British metropolis & suburbs.
1860 - Edward STANFORD - Stanford's map of 12 miles round London.
1860 - Zachary MACAULAY - Macaulay's metropolitan railway map
1861 - [London large scale plan]
1862-74 - ORDNANCE SURVEY - 1:1,056 Large Scale Town Plan - 272 sheets
1862 - Welland's new plan of London. Compiled from the latest surveys.
1863 - Edward STANFORD - Stanford's railway map of London and its environs.
1863 - VACHER AND SONS - Vacher & Sons parliamentary map of the metropolitan railways shewing the lines in existence and in progress and all the proposed railways, etc.
1863 - A new map of metropolitan railways & miscellaneous improvements, etc.
1863 - Edward STANFORD - Stanford's map of metropolitan railways, bridges, embankments &c.
1863 - Edward STANFORD - Stanford's map of metropolitan railways, bridges embankments &c including the proposed railway & other plans brought before parliament for session 1863, etc.
1863 - Macaulay's metropolitan railway map
1864 - A new map of proposed railways & miscellaneous improvements for session 1865, also the sanctioned lines and railways in operation within London & ten miles around, etc.
1864 - Edward WELLER - Cross's new plan of London
1864 - Edward STANFORD / VACHER AND SONS A new map of metropolitan railways & miscellaneous improvements, etc.
1864 - G.F. CRUCHLEY - Cruchley's new railway map of London & its environs.
1864 - City of London 1864.
1865 - Edward STANFORD - A new map of railways & miscellaneous improvements sanctioned in 1865.
1865 - Zachary MACAULAY - Macaulay's metropolitan railway map.
1865 - [Plan of London, showing railways]
1866 - Edward STANFORD - A new map of metropolitan railways & miscellaneous improvements sanctioned in 1866.
1866 - Edward STANFORD - A new map of metropolitan railways & miscellaneous improvements, etc.
1868 - Martin VIGERS - How to travel in and around London by railway / [by] Martin Vigers.
1869 - G.F. CRUCHLEY - Reduced Ordnance map of London.
1869 - John AIREY - Railways diagram of London and its suburbs ... / by John Airey and certified by the companies ... (J. Emslie & Sons, engravers & lithographers).
1869 - G.F. CRUCHLEY - Cruchley's new map of London.
1870 - Edward STANFORD - A new map of metropolitan railways, tramways, & miscellaneous improvements, etc.
1870 - C. SMITH AND SON - Illustrated map of London (or guide to the public buildings, theatres, & all places of interest).
1871 - Edward STANFORD - A new map of metropolitan railways, tramways & miscellaneous improvements, etc.
1872 - Edward STANFORD - A new map of metropolitan railways tramways & miscellaneous improvements, etc.
1873 - Edward STANFORD - A new map of metropolitan railways, tramways & miscellaneous improvements ...
1874 - Edward STANFORD - A new map of metropolitan railways, tramways & miscellaneous improvements, etc.
1874 - Edward STANFORD - Stanford's special map of the railways & railway stations and tramways, postal districts & sub-districts in London & its environs.
1875 - G.F. CRUCHLEY - Cruchley's new map of London.
1877 - Edward STANFORD - A new map of metropolitan railways, tramways & miscellaneous improvements, etc.
1877 - Collins' standard map of London / (drawn and engraved by Rich. Jarman).
1877 - Collins' standard map of London.
1878 - Edward STANFORD - A new map of metropolitan railways, tramways & miscellaneous improvements, etc.
1881 - The Lancet map of medical London 1881 ([shewing] distribution of Medical relief within the metropolitan area).
1882 - Davie's new map of the British Metropolis [shewing] the boundaries of the boroughs, county court districts, railways and modern improvements.
1883 - Edward STANFORD - A new map of metropolitan railways, tramways & miscellaneous improvements.
1883 - Edward STANFORD - A new map of metropolitan railways, tramways & miscellaneous improvements, etc.
1884 - Edward STANFORD - A new map of metropolitan railways, tramways, & miscellaneous improvements, etc.
1885 - Henry F. BRION - Photo relief map of North London / by Henry F. Brion ... and Edmund McClure.
1888 - Edward STANFORD - Stanford's map of the County of London according to the Local Government Act. 1888.
1890 - Edward STANFORD - A new map of metropolitan railways, tramways & miscellaneous improvements, etc.
1890 - Edward STANFORD - Stanford's map of London, shewing the areas granted to the electric light supply companies under theelectric lighting acts, 1882 & 1888.
1890 - Street-chart of London, eastern section, comprising the City, Borough of Southwark, Shoreditch
1891 - Edward STANFORD - A new map of metropolitan railways, tramways & miscellaneous improvements, etc.
1892 - Edward STANFORD - A new map of metropolitan railways, tramways & miscellaneous improvements.
1892 - Edward STANFORD - A map of the County of London shewing the boundary of the jurisdiction of the London County Council, etc.
1893-94 - ORDNANCE SURVEY - 1:528 Large Scale Town Plan - 107 sheets
1893-96 - ORDNANCE SURVEY - 1:1,056 Large Scale Town Plan - 753 sheets
1893-1923 - ORDNANCE SURVEY - 1:1,056 (Land Registry Edition) Large Scale Town Plan - 310 sheets

1900

1907 - J. & W. EMSLIE - Official railway map of London and its environs
1910 - J. & W. EMSLIE - Official railway map of London and its environs
1911 - Edward STANFORD - A new map of metropolitan railways, tramways and miscellaneous improvements deposited at the London County Council, Nov. 30, 1910, for session 1911.
1912 - R.J. COOK AND HAMMOND - Electric railways of London. Map showing railways open, constructing and authorised, together with those proposed for session 1912.
1912 - A new map of metropolitan railways, tramways and miscellaneous improvements deposited at the London County Council, Nov. 30, 1911, for session 1912.
1913 - LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL - Municipal map of London.
1913 - J. & W. EMSLIE - Official railway map of London and its environs
1913 - Map of the railways of London and suburbs, shewing railways open, authorised and constructing, together with those proposed for session 1913
1913 - Map of the railways of London and suburbs, shewing railways open, authorised and constructing, together with those proposed for session 1914
1913 - Edward STANFORD - Stanford's parliamentary map of London and its environs.
1913 - A map showing proposed railways, tramways and other schemes affecting London, in connection with bills where plans have been deposited with the London County Council.
1913 - Edward STANFORD - Stanford's new two inch map of London and its environs.
1913 - Edward STANFORD - Stanford's new two inch map of London and its environs.
1915 - A map showing proposed railways, tramways and other schemes affecting London, in connection with bills where plans have been deposited. (In Parliament - session 1914-15).
1918 - Edward STANFORD - Stanford's new two inch map of London and its environs.
1919 - W. & A.K. JOHNSTON Limited - W. & A. K. Johnston's cycling and automobile map of London & the north.
1919 - W. & A.K. JOHNSTON Limited - W. & A. K. Johnston's cycling and automobile map of London & the west.
1919 - W. & A.K. JOHNSTON Limited - W. & A. K. Johnston's cycling and automobile map of London & the south.
1919 - W. & A.K. JOHNSTON Limited - W. & A. K. Johnston's cycling and automobile map of London & the east.
1919 - J. & W. EMSLIE - Official railway map of London and its environs
1919 - LONDON SOCIETY. - Development plan of Greater London ....
1921 - J. & W. EMSLIE - Official railway map of London and its environs
1923 - Edward STANFORD - Stanford's visitors' map of Central London.
1924 - Edward STANFORD - Stanford's new two inch map of London and its environs.
1924 - Living London: topical, literary, historical.
1924 - London's countryside.
1924 - William GETHING - 'Plan of Roman London (Londinium)' from: Plans of Ancient Londons: Roman ... Saxon, Norman ... Gothic ... 17th century ...
1924 - William GETHING - 'Plans of Ancient Londons' from: Plans of Ancient Londons: Roman ... Saxon, Norman ... Gothic ... 17th century ...
1924 - William GETHING - 'Plans of Ancient Londons. No.3', from: Plans of Ancient Londons: Roman ... Saxon, Norman ... Gothic ... 17th century ...
1925 - [A view of London.] From the Sheldon Tapestry - Bodleian - map, late 16th century.
1925 - London and home counties electricity district ...
1927 - Railway Clearing House. - Official railway map of London and its environs / prepared and published at the Railway Clearing House.
1929 - Philip's new library map of London and its environs.
1931 - Legal London. A map showing the inns of court and places frequented by those learned in the law. With the streets, lanes & alleys, the churches ...
1933 - London & Suburbs. Main line railways and connecting underground railways of the London passenger transport board.
1933 - Part of the map of London comprizing the estates of his grace the Duke of Bedford in the parishes of St. Paul, Covent Garden, St. Martin in the fields, St. Giles in the fields, St. George Bloomsbury, St. George the martyr and St. Pancras
1934 - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: key plan.
1934 - Philips' large print map of London and its outer districts.
1935-37 - ORDNANCE SURVEY - 1:1056 Large Scale Town Plan - 93 sheets
1935 - London & Suburbs. Main line railways and connecting underground railways of the London passenger transport board.
1935 - Official railway map of London and its environs. Prepared and published at the railway clearing house.
1935 - JOHN BARTHOLOMEW AND SON - North / South London roads and countryside.
1936 - The Royal Automobile Club official map of recommended routes into, out of, round & across London.
1939 - The Royal Automobile Club official map of recommended routes into, out of, round & across London.
1941 - Edward STANFORD - Stanford's map of London postal districts.
1942 - Edward STANFORD - Stanford's map of Central London.
1942 - London traffic areas.
1943 - Edward STANFORD - Stanford's map of Central London.
1945-50 - ORDNANCE SURVEY - 1:1,250 Air Photo Mosaics - 2781 sheets
1945 - Edward STANFORD - Standford's two inch map of London and its environs.
1947-63 - ORDNANCE SURVEY - 1:1,250 National Grid maps 4,292 sheets
1952 - John BARTHOLOMEW AND SON - Bartholomew's plan of Central London.
1953 - London / drawn by E.W. Fentor, etc.
1964 - Metropolitan region.
1968 - Royal botanic gardens Kew: key plan.