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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.

ANN SAUNDERS ESSAY PRIZE FOR 2023

A prize of £1,000 will be awarded annually depending on the response and at the discretion of the Council.

Click here for more information. Entries close 1 April 2023.

 

Civitas Londinium, THE FIRST SURVIVING MAP OF THE CITY

The John Ogilby Map of 1776

Magnificent Maps of London, the new London Metropolitan Archives’ exhibition (11 April – 26 October 2022), brings together some of the best-known records of the capital.

Following an extensive program of conservation treatment, Civitas Londinium, the first surviving map of the city, will go on display for the first time.

 

 

NEW SURVEY OF LONDON FILM

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

Click here to watch

 

DIGITAL NEWSLETTER

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.