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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

Centenary message from the late Duke of Edinburgh KG KT who agreed to be an Honorary Member in 1948.

AGM – 3 JULY 2024

This year’s AGM will be held in St Lawrence Jewry Church at Guildhall.

Details are available in the AGM insert of the May Newsletter.

The financial statement for 2023.


BOOK LAUNCH – 11.30 AM 18 MAY 2024

Members are invited to attend a book launch for “The Victoria History of Middlesex: St George Hanover Square” by Dr Francis Calvert Boorman. The book is part of the Victoria County History’s Shorts series and is the first for over 100 years to recount the development of an area that stretches from Mayfair and Hyde Park, through Belgravia and Pimlico, to the Thames.

If you wish to attend please email:   Book details can be found here.


Council Member Simon Morris has compiled a second Newsletter Index covering the period 2000-2021 (Nos 50-93).

Click here to download



All the issues of the Newsletter, from the first edition in February 1975 onwards, are available to download.

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


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.