Was Your Street Bombed In The War? Find Out With This Interactive Layers Of London Map

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Was Your Street Bombed In The War? Find Out With This Interactive Layers Of London Map
Elephant and Castle bomb damage map.
Elephant and Castle took a pounding.

Did your street make it unscathed through the second world war?

The Layers of London website now provides an interactive bomb damage map of London. The map is colour-coded to show area of light damage (yellow/green) through to severe damage (red) and total destruction (black).

The layer can be superimposed over modern London (or other historical maps) to see how the streetscape has changed with time.

The bomb damage map is well known to historians, and has long been available in libraries and in book form. But this is the first time it has been available as a scrollable, zoomable, fade-able digital map.

Layers of London's other historical maps

The bomb damage map is just the latest in a treasure trove of historical maps available on Layers of London. Explore Tudor London, the famous 1746 John Rocque map, Victorian OS maps or RAF aerial maps, among many others. All can be faded for comparison with other maps.

The project is overseen by the University of London, with support from the British Library, London Metropolitan Archives, Historic England, the National Archives and MOLA.

Have a play with Layers of London here, and consider uploading your own local history data or photographs.

Last Updated 29 March 2019

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