Recording the layers of London's rich heritage

Explore the map

Highlights

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 Layers 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 support the project!

Go to the Challenge Bank