Recording the layers of London's rich heritage

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Our map layers have been stretched and manipulated to fit over the contemporary map of London; meaning you can focus on a street, building or area and see how it has changed over time!

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  • Tudor longon
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Layers of London is a unique, free, historical and geographical resource for Londoners. Anyone can explore our map layers that have been stretched and manipulated to fit over the contemporary map of London; meaning you can focus on a street, building or area and see how it has changed over time! Great!

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Help us trace Booth's map of London

Booth's map has poverty classifications for different buildings, but there's been no way to read the locations as data. You can help to trace the colours and label them, so researchers can use the data in the future.

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