The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from Wenceslaus Hollar’s maps:

Open location in Google Maps: 51.519846, -0.094103


Shown at the top-left of this 18th century map this road ran south from the end of Golden Lane to St Giles Church, through what is today the Barbican Arts Centre.

There may have been two other Red Cross Streets, one in Borough and one in East Smithfield.

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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.


  • May