A Roman Stone Coffin in Deptford

You can spend many hours browsing round the old Ordnance Survey maps of London and elsewhere that the National Library of Scotland has made available, free of charge.A feature of the 1893 map is that it includes some archaeological information, along with contemporary street plans. According to this map, a stone coffin was found in ...

Lewisham: It’s been emotional

Ned Flanders: How about it, Homer? Will you teach me the secret of your intoxicating lust for life?- The SimpsonsGreater Brockley is stuffed full of self-centred, emotionally unstable, thrill-seekers according to a team of international researchers, who examined 56,000 Londoners who took part in the BBC's Big Personality Test between 2009 and 2011 to create ...

BC – The Observable Universe

John Bingham-Hall is a locally-based PHD student studying the impact of hyperlocal communities like this one. He put his findings into a fancy powerpoint and managed to wangle himself a nice trip to LA to present it - BC wishes we'd thought of that.Anyway, his work is very interesting and part of his focus is ...

The North South Divide

Ndnd: It is true what they say... Women are from Omicron Persei 7, men are from Omicron Persei 9.- FuturamaThis map by the Future Cities Catapult, which divides the capital's population into eight typologies, illustrates the schism in the Greater Brockley hive mind.The Whereabouts MapNorth and Central Brockley is dominated by types 4 and 5 ...

Private Widdle Social Club in Brockley

A night of 'comedy, music and alcohol in pleasant surroundings' this Saturday 27 September at Brockley Social Club (240 Brockley Road) with 'The Private Widdle Social Club': 'Malcolm Head and Trevor Lock will provide top line comedy, with dancing from Dolly Doowop, plus music and the legendary Amy Winehouse Memorial Meat Raffle! All this plus ...

Marathon Medal Map

Images of London on the medal from today's London Marathon. One side shows the route with South London landmarks identified on it including Greenwich Park, the Cutty Sark, 02 Arena, London Eye and Surrey Quays.The other side shows a view down the river from east of Tower Bridge, with the Shard, London Eye, City Hall ...

1890s (?) map of Brockley/New Cross/Nunhead/Lewisham

A friend gave me this old Brockley-centred street map. It is printed one-sided on folded card, so was presumably a stand alone map to carry in the pocket rather than part of a book. But it is clearly one of a collection as it refers to other sheet numbers for adjoining maps.But when was it ...

London Bookshop Map

The London Bookshop Map has mapped 110 independent bookshops in London, with those south of the river including Bookseller Crow (Crystal Palace), Kirkdale Bookshop (Sydenham), Review (Peckham), Rye Books & Chener Books (East Dulwich), 56a InfoShop (Elephant and Castle), Book Mongers (Brixton), Dulwich Books, Herne Hill Books and more. You can also download a phone app ...

North London’s hand-drawn domination

Courtesy of @YourButler comes this Vettriano-esque @glplondon map of London, starring the Rivoli, the Big Red Bus and the Deptford Project, sadly on ice. Click here for details.

Geological Map: New Cross at the seaside (50 million years ago)

The British Geological Survey 'Geology of Britain' viewer is an interactive map showing the different rocks under our feet. You can enter in a place of interest (here New Cross Gate), zoom in and out, and choose to show just the bedrock or the superficial deposits on top of it.The geology of London has helped ...