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"The London Topographical Society was founded in 1880 for the publication of material illustrating the history and topography of the City and County of London from the earliest times to the present day."

From the Society's Prospectus in the 'Annual Record of the London Topographical Society 1900' published in 1901

A foreword by our late Patron HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
to the 24th edition of the "London Topographical Record".

AGM 2022

Our next AGM will be held on Tuesday 12 July 2022 in Church House, Westminster.

Details will be available in the May 2022 edition of the Newsletter.

 

NEW SURVEY OF LONDON FILM

The Survey of London has recently compiled a short film which outlines the work they do.

Click here to watch.

 

ANN SAUNDERS ESSAY PRIZE FOR 2022

The Society is to fund a £1000 annual prize in honour of the late Dr Ann Saunders.

To be awarded for an essay on the topography, development or buildings of London in any period.

For details click here.

 

DIGITAL NEWSLETTER PROJECT COMPLETED

As a wee bit of silver lining in these pandemic days, the completion of our digitisation exercise couldn’t have come at a better time

All the issues of the Newsletter, from the first edition in February 1975 onwards, are now available to browse through here on the website.

We have also incorporated drop-down menus – scroll over each issue and you can examine the contents before opening it.  Try below.

DIGITAL COPIES OF THE LONDON TOPOGRAPHICAL RECORD

Copies of the Society’s journal, the “London Topographical Record”, are now available to read in digital format from 1898 through to Volume 29 published in 2006.

More than 300 articles, many with illustrations, cover a wide spectrum of London’s past.

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Topographical adjective Relating to the arrangement or accurate representation of the physical features of an area.