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The City of London functions as a small city within Greater London. It is not strictly speaking a London borough but has its own governing corporation, which performs similar functions to the councils of the other London boroughs. The cities of London and Westminster lie at the heart of the modern city, which has grown around them since the Middle Ages.  The City of London, often referred to as simply "the City" has become one of the world's major financial centres, rivalling Wall Street in importance. Although covering only one square mile in area, and with a small resident population of around ten thousand, its population swells during office hours to around three hundred thousand with the influx of commuters. The maps below shows the city of London as shown on the Bartholomew maps of the early part of last century.

 

 

 

 

 

Old Maps of the City of London

Below are two maps showing the eastern and western parts of  the City of London as it was pre 1940. Although much has changed since that time, many of the streets and major buildings remain unchanged. Click on any part of a map to view a large scale plan of that part of the City. The City of London has been divided into thirty two large scale maps, sixteen for each of the maps below, all accessible by clicking on a selected area of your chosen map.

City of London - West

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The maps on this website have been reproduced with the permission of Collins Bartholomew

 

 

City of London - East

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City of London East

The maps on this website have been reproduced with the permission of Collins Bartholomew

To view a single large scale map of each area see:

City of London - West

City of London - East

 

 
 

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