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The Woodcut Map (aka Agas Map) of London, from c.1633 - a very high res scan is online thanks to the MoEML project. Finally got around to making a 'London case study- superfacts' revision guide for @Edexcel_Geog will upload to @Schoology and FB asap. Rush Hour London. The Landlord Octopus, Still Stalking London. Hunting for treasure at low tide. Image copyright Joseph Fox Joseph Fox photographed the mudlarkers who comb the shore of London's River Thames.

Hunting for treasure at low tide

Originally a term for the city's poor who scraped a meagre living by scavenging in the river's mud, it has been adopted by a new breed of treasure hunters, often armed with metal detectors. These men and women show off their favourite finds, and discuss the joys of mudlarking. Dave Hiddleston, Limehouse Long fascinated by history and collecting, Dave first discovered mudlarking while he was working on Cannon Street and saw people on the foreshore in wellington boots. His favourite find is an English community cloth seal, which he believes was used to stamp cloth bags coming through London in about 1618. Dave said: "I am always encouraging others to go mudlarking. "Plus you get to meet some really interesting like-minded people. " Edward Sandling, Vauxhall Image copyright JOSEPH FOX. The Bastion of Liberty. This decorative map was published in or around 1946, as a commemorative keepsake for a weary city and a population that had just been through the Second World War, including The Blitz.

The Bastion of Liberty

London Bridge being dismantled before being relocated in Arizona. 1967. #oldlondon. WATCH: Counter-terrorism marksmen intercept armed terrorists who've hijacked a tourist boat on Thames - in biggest exercise of its kind. COLLAGE - The London Picture Archive. This remarkable shot was at Shepherd's Bush, London, 109 yrs ago. Hence the area is known as White City today. #quiteagoodlondonfact. London skyscrapers: The ascent of the city. LONDON is a long way down from the top of the Shard, 1,000ft above the city.

London skyscrapers: The ascent of the city

But it does not feel quite so far down as it once did. Tall buildings are sprouting not just in the City and Canary Wharf, London’s two financial districts, but also in places that had never seen a skyscraper, such as around Battersea Power Station and Elephant and Castle. Anglo-Saxon map of London. Find places you know. Oddly compelling. Camberwelle. Brixges Stane. Padintune. Timeout. Clint Eastwood. Kennington Barlow via Chuffing Cross: the northern Northern line. Blackfriars Bridge, London by Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson c. 1927 (@CourtauldGall). The Tube Station by Cyril Edward Power c. 1932 (Private Collection). Bank Tube station.

The Tube Staircase by Cyril Edward Power c. 1929 (@britishmuseum). Russell Square Tube station. 10 years of change in London. GLA population projection. Mapping emotions in Victorian London. *****Boundaries / Borders: Postal districts of London: As #ArchivePioneers go, Sir Rowland Hill is up there. Invented the Penny Black, and devised Postal Districts. 90th anniversary of the Northern Line extension - Always love spotting one of #London's surviving Cabmen's Shelters. The one in Russell Square is open to the public! #Bloomsbury #lovelondon. Westminster Bridge, 14 January 1955. The modern world in old Ladybirds, part 123. London skyline, 1968. #RobertAyton. Great post-WW2 #LCC brochure "New Sights of London". Have said it before, but no-one did self publicity quite like the LCC - lovely stuff. Twitter. London labour and the London poor; a cyclopaedia of the condition and earnings of those that will work, those that cannot work, and those that will not work : Mayhew, Henry, 1812-1887.

Mapping London. London 2012: Legacy. London Underground stations sheltered as many as 177,000 citizens at night during World War. ***Early Modern London - Interactive map (The Agas Map) Our new (as of the beginning of 2015) implementation of the Agas Map is based on the OpenLayers 3.0 library.

***Early Modern London - Interactive map (The Agas Map)

It presents the map as a zoomable, rotatable tiled image with several hundred locations plotted on it. In the default view, the locations are initially hidden; you can show them by checking checkboxes in the navigation panel which appears at the top right of the map. Locations in the navigation panel are sorted into categories; click on a category name to expand it and see all the locations. Some locations appear in more than one category. Zoom in and out using the scroll wheel on your mouse, or the zoom control at the top left. Apart from this, these are the main things you will want to do with the map: Find one or more specific locations and show them This is best done by searching in the navigation panel.

You can also search for a MoEML @xml:id value in the search box, so if you happen to know the id of a location, but not its name, you can find it quickly that way. All things considered, London's a bit tiny... Heathrow and the ‘just about managing’ places. This article appears in the Winter 2016 edition of the Fabian Society’s magazine, Fabian Review.

Heathrow and the ‘just about managing’ places

Everyone wants to rebalance the UK economy, to generate jobs and growth in the parts of the country that need them most. Where's Your Nearest Grade I Listed Building? Rachel Holdsworth Where's Your Nearest Grade I Listed Building?

Where's Your Nearest Grade I Listed Building?

There are hundreds of Grade I listed buildings and structures in London. We're not going into all of them here — because frankly none of us have the time for that — but we've picked out some less obvious highlights from each borough and the City, mapped them and given you a bit of detail. Apart from Waltham Forest, which doesn't have a single Grade I listed building to its name. Sorry. There's a list of buildings, monuments, gardens, etc that are considered noteworthy and/or of historic interest, and shouldn't be altered in a way that affects that significance. There are three categories of listed buildings: Grade I, for exceptional examples. 2.5% of all listed buildings are Grade IGrade II*, for important buildings that are of more than special interest. 5.5% of all listed buildings are Grade II*Grade II, for buildings of special interest.

An easy way to tell if something's listed is its age. London to Brighton Train Journey: 1953 - 2013. Central London is getting its first new park in 100 years. Half of London is green space, but you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise when you're elbowing your way down a busy, traffic-choked shopping street in Zone 1, or searching for somewhere peaceful to eat your sandwiches at lunchtime.

Central London is getting its first new park in 100 years

Central London hasn't had a new park for a century, but a £220 million funding pot released to London boroughs by TfL is set to change that. Camden Council has been awarded £6.7m to revamp Alfred Place in Fitzrovia, creating a much needed green space in the heart of the city. London's 33 boroughs will each receive a slice of the TfL funding pie, which includes £148m for transport schemes and a further £70m for projects like Quietways cycle routes and plans to make London's streets more pedestrian friendly.

Along with Camden, the big winners are Westminster, awarded £3.6m to improve cycling, walking and bus routes around the Strand and Aldwych, and Merton, which is planning to spend £1m of its £2.9m award transforming Mitcham town centre. Photo: Camden Council. Aldwych Underground Station, London, used as air raid shelter during the Blitz of World War 2. 21 October 1940. #London you beaut. Subterranean London - immersive interactive.