This groundbreaking project offers access to the best 18th century map of London, which has been digitised and cross-referenced with the first Ordnance Survey map of the city. Users can also access geographically-referenced data sources on 18th century London life - a pivotal period in the development of city as we know it today.
John Rocque's 'Survey of London Westminster and Southwark' was released in 1747 and is considered to be the best available 18th century map of London. In conjunction with the first Ordnance Survey map of London (1863-1880), the interactive map uses Google Maps technology to display geographically-pinpointed information about London's past. Users can search across an array of information, such as data from the Museum of London's archaeological finds, accounts of trials from London's world-famous Old Bailey, primary sources relating to crime, poverty and social policy and other collections of information regarding population statistics and voting records.