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The Londonwiki, by Kevan Wilding, is my take on visiting some of the historical places in London, e.g. many of the early London streets, plus An accessible guide to all London Rail stations in 2023; I love the new Elizabeth line which is very accessible, although involves some long walks.
I already list detailed information on every public house in London through time, and many other parts of the couotry.
Here are the rest of the London rail and tube stations, with a brief guide to the number of steps required to climb! Plus Uber boats. I have created an introduction to South Eastern Rail network which is mainly useful if travelling from Cannon Street station which is very close to the new Bank station I travel to regularly, which also happens to be in Cannon street.
I am now working on the 112 stations which make up the TFL London Overground. This is primarily for me, but useful to everyone at some stage.
I use this guide regularly on my trips into London, especially when I want to avoid too many steps.
I also highly recommend a visit to the National Covid memorial on the wall opposite Parliament at Westminster. It is an awesome memorial, and with regular supporters repainting the thousands of hearts every Friday. It will make you think of loved ones!
A new item I have been working on are the keys to the maps of London in Morgans map in 1682 and John Strypes Survey of London in 1720 which list many of the Inns and Taverns, maybe existing before the Great Fire of London, in 1666. I am adding each of these early Inns, listed as a number in the key, to my brilliant pub history site.
Londons lost rivers, particularly the River Fleet & the Fleet market as once existed.
Also listed are the 1832 street directory with images of 1842.
Here is an entire book about the Fleet river, Fleet Market, Fleet Prison etc.
I am currently adding a brief description to Hungerford market, as it had a number of Taverns. Plus an introduction to the Charing Cross railway terminus replacing the same by 1864.
Of more use is the 1921 London street directory.
I also visited the Golden Cross Bridge, next to Charing Cross station in March 2020. Then a wander along the Strand, via St Martin in the Fields - Cafe in the Crypt, nice soup etc.
In 1920, the London County Council created a book commemorating all of its employees who served in the Great War, i.e. the First World War 1914 - 1918. This is a summary listing of many thousands of employees and some brief detail about their service.
I also list from a number of sources, a simplistic breakdown of the campaigns which happened during this period.
Also listed on a separate site are a number of individual regiment histories, e.g. the Artists Rifles and the First Sportsmans and a number of Gallantry awards.
The site I have been building on the London TFL and National Rail stations in London, with some detail and photographs relating to accessibility is now on this site. Its not bad, where I have visited a station (there are 600 in total).
I also run the best pub history site, i.e.. pubwiki or pubshistory.
Layers of London & mapping the pubs in London.
There is a brilliant project just 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.
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.
To tidy up this site, and the navigation, I am removing many links to a contents of the Londonwiki page only.