Several resources mentioned during the recent BIFHSGO conference are new to me. The Underground Map was one. It’s not the familiar map of “The Tube.”
“The Underground Map is a project which is creating street histories for the areas of London and surrounding counties lying inside the M25.
In a series of maps from the 1750s until the 1950s, you can see how London grew from a city which only reached as far as Park Lane into the post war megapolis we know today. There are now over 85,000 articles on all variety of locations including roads, houses, schools, pubs and palaces.”
It’s a BIG project and there’s certainly no guarantee you’ll find a history for a street in your family history. I didn’t have much luck finding a history for streets of my interest although there were places nearby.