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Institute of Historical Research

The Layers of London project will create a ground-breaking interactive online map through the contributions of individuals, community groups and schools. It will result in a dynamic website allowing millions of users to explore and engage with London's history. No comparable website exists.


Layers of London
Workshops 12.30pm-1.10pm and 1.20pm-2pm
FREE - Book online 

Layers of London will involve people of all kinds across London's 32 boroughs and beyond adding information as well as helping to create historic map layers.  The end product will create a lasting legacy for London's heritage.
You too can help shape that legacy - whatever your passion or background.

Please turn up with a memory, photograph or piece of research (e.g. the potted history of Alexandra Palace) that you would like to add to Layers of London, and we'll show you how to contribute. We'll also show you how to try your hand at helping to create a layer of London's history made up of historic aerial photos taken by RAF in the 1940s.

Come and add your voice to the layers of London's history!

Map the stories & heritage of London
Layers of London alpha website

As places are limited to 14 people per session, please sign up early.

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Institute of Historical Research
Research Training Suite, 3rd floor
North Block
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

Institute of Historical Research

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