View old maps of London
as it was in the early twentieth century, pre World War 2. The map
below shows the greater London area, divided into a grid of over
100 squares, each numbered on the map and linked to a page
showing detailed large scale street maps of the area within the
grid square, including detailed maps of
London. The areas are also listed in the key below the map.
Clicking on a name in the list will also take you to the page of
maps of that part of London. Each map shows large scale detail
of London, its streets and buildings as they were in 1940.
Although the London scene as shown on the maps will have changed over the past half century,
many of the streets and major buildings remain virtually unchanged.