London history over 2000 years

London history over 2000 years

Londonwiki is a wiki about London history

This site is obviously about London history. It's an old site. Much of my detail relates to pub history, as they are fairly easy to track; well sometimes.

There is a brilliant and exciting new project just beginning at the University of London and the Institute of Historical Research, the Layers of London team which records the history of London through layers of maps; some new, most are old. It is brilliant.
The latest idea is to add all pubs onto these maps, all of them - old and new. And it has started.
The project is sourced by volunteers, myself included, and is a crowd-sourcing project. I believe this means anyone can get involved with a little training.
The maps are magnificent, and include Mediaeval map (1270-1300), a Tudor map (1520), Agas map (1561-1633), Faithorne & Newcourt (1658), Ogilby & Morgan (1676), Morgans map of City of London, Southwark & Westminster (1682), John Rocques map (1746), County of Essex (1777), Horwood (1799), Greenwood (1828), Charles Booth poverty map (1886-1903), OS Maps (1893-1896), OS Maps (1940s-1960s), Bomb damage (1945), RAF collection (1945-1949) and lastly a modern satellite map.
I am yet to savour all of these incredible resources properly, it is amazing. Here is the London Pubs collection, as it continues to grow.

An example of the pubs along Wapping High street, most are closed long ago.
An example of the pubs along Wapping High street, most are closed long ago.


London pub history directory.

Roman London, from Julius Caesar

Roman London - primitive plan

Roman London - the London city walls

Londons lost Rivers

1832 Street directory

1843 Street directory

LCC 1918 Summary

1921 Street directory

The remains of the London Wall - circa 1926

1940 Street directory

London street directory

LONDON Pub History

Pubs 2018