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Old maps of london

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The old London Bridge, which was demolished in 1831, used to be one of the capital's most recognisable landmarks. Equally memorable was the line of traitors' heads often exhibited there on spikes, as a warning to the population.

A new book celebrates the buildings and traditions which have vanished forever from London's streets.

old London Docklands  - mid 1960s A-Z  STREET MAP by JB photographer, via Flickr

Please view in original size for detail I have marked waterways (Rivers Thames & Lea, plus docks - nearly all on this map are disused since the map was printed - & canals in yellow, a bit closer to the normal brown reality of the era than the traditional blue used for rivers on most maps!) The red marks indicate places (buildings, docks, markets, vantage points) which feature in my Flickr photostream in one of the following sets: London Docklands Olympic Park & Lea Valley Waterways Brick…

As the growth of London took hold in the Victorian Era many of the Thames’ tributaries were covered up, forced underground or simply built over! So here’s some of the lost rivers……

As the growth of London took hold in the Victorian Era many of the Thames’ tributaries were covered up, forced underground or simply built over! So here’s some of the lost rivers……

Old map of Old Kent Road, London in 1888

An old map of Old Kent Road, South Bermondsey Station, Deptford Hospital, Licensed Victuallers Asylum, London, in 1888. Highly detailed, showing individual houses and road names

Map of Greenwich

Greenwich is a district in south-east London, England, on the south bank of the River Thames in the London Borough of Greenwich - wikipedia.org

A highly detailed enlarged map covering an area of 3 x 2 miles and showing all, or parts of: Old map of London - Paddington, Kensington, Notting Hill, Bayswater 1896 6-SE Reproduction map Printed on antiqued paper NB: please check the thumbnail picture, as named places may only be shown in part. A highly detailed map covering an area of 3 x 2 miles. Enlarged by 43% from the original for easy reading. Most roads, streets and farms are named. GENERAL DESCRIPTION: If present, will also show: school

A highly detailed enlarged map covering an area of 3 x 2 miles and showing all, or parts of: Old map of London - Paddington, Kensington, Notting Hill, Bayswater 1896 6-SE Reproduction map Printed on antiqued paper NB: please check the thumbnail picture, as named places may only be shown in part. A highly detailed map covering an area of 3 x 2 miles. Enlarged by 43% from the original for easy reading. Most roads, streets and farms are named. GENERAL DESCRIPTION: If present, will also show…

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London is a fabulous City and one of my favourites. Here is a collection of some fabulous antique and vintage London maps to download for free. #map #maps #londonmap

London is a fabulous City and one of my favourites. Here is a collection of some fabulous antique and vintage London maps to download for free.

Step aside Hanoi, move over Halong Bay, it's time to shine a light on Hue, Vietnam. From sipping on a steaming hot bowl of bun bo hue to wandering Dong Ba market, discover this lesser-known gem.

Step aside Hanoi, move over Halong Bay, it's time to shine a light on Hue, Vietnam. From sipping on a steaming hot bowl of bun bo hue to wandering Dong Ba market, discover this lesser-known gem.