London on Amazing Old (and New) Maps
Check out what London would look like without the Thames Barrier, the last 1016 years, the Great Fire, or Sir Christopher Wren.
What London would look like in a flood season if it weren’t for the Thames Barrier.
The settlements in what is now London around the turn of the first millennium. Via Londonist
The damage of the Great Fire in 1666. The entire paler region by the river essentially burned to the ground.
Sir Christopher Wren’s design for rebuilding the City in the aftermath of the Great Fire.
The boroughs of London in 1895.
The location of every bomb dropped on London during the Blitz.
Tube map from 1908, still showing where the lines actually went.
London tube map designed by Harry Beck in 1931, after he realized that where the lines go is pretty much irrelevant.
What London would look like if Harry Beck’s tube map actually showed the right shape.
The Abercrombie Plan, a set of concentric rings of motorways proposed after the Second World War.
How long you can expect to live in London, sorted by nearest tube station.
London’s ethnic diversity.
London vs. UK: each colored segment has a population the same size as the capital.
Non-English languages most commonly spoken in different regions around London.
Alternative tube map with much more appropriate names for the stations.