The Survey of London provides essential reading for anyone wishing to find out about the capital’s built environment. It is the leading reference work on the history of London and its buildings, internationally acknowledged for its authority and accessibility. Founded in 1894 by the Arts and Crafts architect C. R. Ashbee as a small volunteer project, and initiated with studies of parts of East London, the Survey has evolved into a detailed area-by-area chronicle of urban development, encompassing buildings of all types and periods.

The Survey of London


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