Historic London

Much of the research we do in UCL Geography and CASA relates to London. One of the most interesting aspects of the city is its growth and development (you can see changes in London’s population density here). I was therefore excited to stumble on a scanned copy of “Maps of Old London” by Geraldine Milton (1908) (pdf or archive.org link). The book contains some great maps of London dating from as far back as the 16th Century. I have included several maps from the book below.

London in 1543:

London in 1593:

London in 1658:

London in 1745:

London today (NASA ASTER image)