The Survey of London is an historical and architectural survey of the administrative county of London, published by English Heritage. Each volume gives a detailed history of a parish, or part of a parish, with descriptions and illustrations of historically important buildings.
The Survey is a work in progress, the first volume having been published in 1900. Its ongoing nature means that not all areas of London have yet been covered, and that the earlier volumes will not include developments since the publication date.
The Survey of London includes the following Westminster parishes:
St Margaret, Westminster; St Martin-in-the-Fields; St James, Westminster; St Anne, Soho; the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; St Paul, Covent Garden; the museums area of South Kensington and Westminster; the Grosvenor Estate; southern Kensington - Brompton; and Knightsbridge.
Gradually the Survey of London is being made available on-line, and the actual volumes of the Survey may be consulted at City of Westminster Archives Centre, Westminster Reference Library, and Marylebone Information Service. Please telephone the latter two locations before visiting to check that the volume you require is available.
The Archives Centre's index to the Survey of London was updated in 2001, and each parish, street or area is listed alphabetically.
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