Old Ordnance Survey Maps of London

  • These detailed maps maps normally cover an area of about one and a half miles by one mile. Each map includes an introduction. The London maps link up with those for Middlesex to form a major series for the Greater London area. They are available through our On-line Mapshop

  • Here are the details of maps for The West End, Soho and Mayfair:

  • London Sheet 61.1 The West End 1870 - published 1995; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-0-85054-134-2
  • London Sheet 61.2 The West End 1894 - published 1996; intro by Pamela Taylor. ISBN.978-0-85054-830-3
  • London Sheet 61.3 The West End 1914 - published 1986; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-0-85054-071-0

    The three versions of this map show how the area developed across the years. The maps each cover the same area of central London, stretching from Marble Arch eastward to Charing Cross Road, from Devonshire Street and Bedford Square southward to Berkeley Square and Haymarket. Oxford Street runs through the centre of a map which covers most of what we know as The West End. Streets covered include Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, most of Tottenham Court Road, Charing Cross Road, Portland Place, Portman Square, Soho Square, Grosvenor Square, Cavendish Square and many others. Features include Burlington House, the National Gallery, British Museum, many theatres, All Soul's church. However the map is most notable for its closely packed streets, with their houses, shops, offices etc. in remarkable detail. Each map also has selected extracts from directories; for instance, the 1914 map has a directory for Oxford St.

    The map links up with Sheets 49 Euston to the north, 60 Paddington to the west, 62 Holborn to the east, and 75 Westminster to the south.


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    Maps in the Godfrey Edition are taken from the 25 inch to the mile map and reduced to about 15 inches to the mile. For a full list of maps for England, return to the England page.

    Alan Godfrey Maps, Prospect Business Park, Leadgate, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 7PW / godfreyedition@btinternet.com / 27 August 2011