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  • A Londoner's Log-book, 1901-1902(121 clicks)
    Published 1903 by Smith, Elder, & Co.
  • All Hallows by the Tower(183 clicks)
    ". A church has stood on this site for over 1,300 years."
  • Bomb Sight: Mapping the WW2 Bomb Census(150 clicks)
  • British Museum(119 clicks)
  • Brookwood Cemetery Railway(128 clicks)
    An unusual feature of Brookwood Cemetery was that it had its own private railway running through the grounds. The main reason for this was that the Cemetery was over 25 miles from central London, and the only convenient method of transporting coffins and mourners was by the London & South Western Railway. The funeral trains began to operate from 13 November 1854 when the Cemetery opened to the public.
  • Centre for Metropolitan History(112 clicks)
    Established in 1988, in collaboration with the Museum of London and other organisations, the Centre for Metropolitan History fulfils a long-standing need in London. It promotes the study and wide appreciation of London's character and development from its beginnings to the present day, and is concerned to set the history of London in the wider context provided by knowledge of other metropolises.
  • Charles Booth Online Archive(139 clicks)
    he Charles Booth Online Archive is a searchable resource giving access to archive material from the Booth collections of the Library of the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Senate House Library.

    The Booth collection at LSE Library contains the original records from Booth's survey into life and labour in London, dating from 1886 to 1903. The archives of the Senate House Library contain Booth family papers from 1799 to 1967.

  • Charles Booth: Mapping London's Poverty, 1885-1903 (123 clicks)
  • Chronicles of Bow street police-office : with an account of the magistrates, "runners", and police, (123 clicks)
    Predecessors of the London Bobby
  • City of Shadows(114 clicks)
    A Gothic Tour of Victorian London
  • Derelict London(133 clicks)
  • Dickens' London(129 clicks)
  • Disused Stations on London's Underground (153 clicks)
  • Edwin C. Bolles Collection, 1765-1921(108 clicks)
    "Edwin Bolles assembled a substantial focused collection of materials -- 35 "full-size" and 320 more specialized maps, 400 books (284 linear feet of shelf space) and 1,000 pamphlets and a print "hypertext" linking Walter Thornbury's 3,000 page Old and new London, a narrative of its history, its people, and its places (London, New York, Cassell, Petter & Galpin [1872]) to approximately 8,000 background images that all illustrate the history and topography of Victorian London, easily the most important city of its time.
  • Epidemic Disease in London(115 clicks)
    This collection of papers originates from a one day symposium held at the Institute of Historical Research in March 1992.
  • Great Fire of London, 1666(114 clicks)
    On Sunday morning, the 2nd September 1666, the destruction of medieval London began
  • Greenwood's 1827 Map of London(108 clicks)
    Greenwood's map is scaled at eight inches to the mile, covers London and surroundings and stretches out to Earls Court in the West, to the River Lea and Greenwich in the East, Highgate to the North and to the South, Camberwell
  • Gunpowder Plot and Guy Fawkes(140 clicks)
    Assassination, intrigue, persecution, spying, mass murder and finally a plot to blow up Parliament. Before Guy Fawkes was caught red-handed, a chain of events and influences all over Europe led to the Gunpowder Plot in 1605. This website traces the background of the Plot using original material from the period held in the archives of the Houses of Parliament and in other archives, museums and libraries. Archivists and historians look back to the Reformation to find clues about those explosive times.
  • Hidden London(125 clicks)
    For tourists but still useful for history
  • Imperial War Museum(115 clicks)
  • Jack the Ripper As the Threat of Outcast London(114 clicks)
    By Robert F. Haggard. How Londoners reacted to the killings
  • John Snow: The London Cholera Epidemic of 1854(113 clicks)
    By Scott Crosier
  • Leighton House Museum (158 clicks)
  • Londinium Augusta(146 clicks)
  • London & Middlesex Genealogy Links(129 clicks)
  • London Bridge(1926)(173 clicks)
    YouTube video.
  • London Bridge, A History of(138 clicks)
  • London During the Blitz(134 clicks)
  • London Fire Brigade(112 clicks)
    From Roman times to the present
  • London History(139 clicks)
    From the Britannia
  • London Metropolitan Archives(133 clicks)
  • London Street Maps(111 clicks)
    Interactive. Excellent resource
  • London Underground Trains and Drains(131 clicks)
  • London's Abandoned Tube Stations(133 clicks)
    Maps and photos
  • London's Alleys, Courtyards and Passages(129 clicks)
    I have researched over 400 byways, and on this site I present the result of my rambles. In each entry I have attempted to relay a combination of features. Historical events are, of course, high on the list and where there are tales to tell I have included sufficient detail to more than whet the appetite. Stories of yesteryear will stir the enthusiasm of most people if characterised with the right flavourings and I have highlighted the well known, the not so well known, the forgotten adventures associated with each byway, together with a description of these places in today's world. Many of these tiny thoroughfares have associations with notable or famous people and no matter whether these are of times past or of more recent years, I have made mention as appropriate. Each entry begins with directions, usually from an easily identifiable point; this is followed by details of public transport - i.e., nearest Underground station and bus routes, with the most convenient alighting stops.
  • London's Burning(247 clicks)
    Museum of London exhibit
  • London: A Life in Maps(124 clicks)
  • LondonRailways.Net(148 clicks)
    "Primarily about London Underground - the Tube - you will also find information here on some of the railway branch lines in East and West London, some help for tourists and some additional information on other tunnels beneath London."
  • Monuments and Dust: The Culture of Victorian London(119 clicks)
    "Monuments and Dust" names the work of an international group of scholars now assembling a complex visual, textual, and statistical representation of Victorian London--the largest city of the nineteenth-century world and its first urban metropolis."
  • Museum of London(121 clicks)
    Exhibitions and guides
  • Old London Street Scenes (1903)(154 clicks)
    Made over 100 years ago, this footage shows a number of scenes shot around central London, taking in locations such as Hyde Park Corner, Parliament Square and Charing Cross Station. We see crowds of people disembarking from a pleasure steamer at Victoria Embankment, pedestrians dodging horse-drawn carriages in Pall Mall, and heavy traffic trotting down the Strand.
  • Portobello Market, London(124 clicks)
    Clever trip from the tube stop to the market
  • Proceedings of the Old Bailey London 1674 to 1834, The(115 clicks)
    A fully searchable online edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.
  • Scratching Fanny(116 clicks)
    In early 1762, a ghost story unfolded in London involving a teenage girl, a drunken parish clerk, a horde of nosy aristocrats and intellectuals, and an accusation of murder. The story of ‘Scratching Fanny’ was the media sensation of its day, writes Sarah Bakewell, attracting a nightly crowd to rival those that flocked to the Covent Garden theatres.
  • The 19th Century London Stage: An Exploration(133 clicks)
  • The London Fire Brigade Museum(133 clicks)
    "The London Fire Brigade Museum contains one of the most comprehensive collections of firefighting equipment and memorabilia in the country. The Museum tells the story of firefighting in London from the Great Fire in 1666 (see related page - All Hallows) to the present day."
  • The London Gazette(121 clicks)
    17th century newspaper
  • The London Journal(114 clicks)
    " Devoted to London's historical development, current condition, and future prospects, the journal publishes articles relating to the city's history, economy, politics, sociology, geography, architecture, art and literature."
  • The London Underground(125 clicks)
    The London Underground or the Tube has its own home page. Fares, route maps, and more information are available on the site.
  • The Military Museums of London(111 clicks)
    Quick guide to good museums. WWII is a speciality.
  • The Modern London Underground(121 clicks)
    The tube or London Underground
  • The New Globe Theatre(140 clicks)
    The University of Reading provides a New Globe Theatre site. Includes historical information.
  • The Old Bailey Proceedings Online(120 clicks)
  • The Piccadilly Line(135 clicks)
    History of London's famous Underground line
  • The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913(116 clicks)
    A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.
  • This is Londinium(112 clicks)
    Interesting site on the history of London. Good photos.
  • Tower Bridge Road Market (1931)(107 clicks)
    YouTube Video
  • Tower Hamlets History Online(113 clicks)
  • Tyburn Tree: Public Execution in Early Modern England(122 clicks)
    Tyburn Tree is designed to provide information on the Web about public execution in Early Modern England, specifically London.
  • Victorian London, Dictionary(122 clicks)
  • Welcome to LEW'S TUBE: Your Unofficial Underground Guide(124 clicks)
    The London Underground. Explore the underground trains in the world's oldest subway system.
  • Westminster Jews Free School(128 clicks)
  • Wrong Side of the River: London's disreputable South Bank in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries(115 clicks)
    By Jessica A. Browner.