Recording the layers of London's rich heritage

Explore the map


Explore our unique, historic map layers

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!

Step back in time

Tell your story

Everyone can take part. You might have something interesting to say about the history of your area or people you know.

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Take 5 minutes to contribute to Layers of London

You can help add to the story of London by exploring and contributing to the site. Here are a few things you can do from just one minute to longer activities that can help enrich public understanding about London's past!

Go to the Challenge Bank