Navigating the Plan

Romantic London’s mapping interface uses the Maps Marker WordPress plugin and looks like this:

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St Paul's Cathedral

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St Paul\'s Cathedral 51.513845, -0.098351 St Paul\'s Cathedral, looking towards Ludgate Hill.  Published by Rudolf Ackermann. © The Trustees of the British Museum


  • The top two boxes on the left of the map interface (+ and -) allow you to zoom in and out (you can also do this with a scroll wheel or similar device).
  • You can move around the map by clicking and dragging.
  • The box below the zoom controls puts the map into a genuine full screen mode.  To have the map fill a browser window, use the icon with the blue arrows in the top right.
  • To flip between Horwood’s original  Plan (or the Faden fourth edition) and modern maps of London, hover over the layers icon in the top right hand corner of the interface and select the layer you’d like to view (Open Street Map, Google Roadmap, Google Satellite Image).
  • The icons along the top of the interface box allow you to open a version of the map that fills a browser window (the blue arrows) and export the marker data in a range of formats.
  • Clicking on a marker on the map will bring up a box containing text and/or images associated with the marked location.
  • For most of the maps with a large number of annotations, a legend for the markers is provided below.  Clicking on the marker icons in these lists will locate the marker on the map.