LSE maps historical slavery in London
London is one of the wealthiest cities in the word, built on empire, imperialism, colonisation and immigration. The post-world war history of the UK and London is an important influence when understanding the political economy of development, global trade and international power structures.
The Department of International Development has created an online map to highlight the historic legacy of the slave trade in London. On your next visit to London they encourage everyone to challenge preconceptions of the grandeur of London as one of the wealthiest cities in the word. Students new to LSE were encouraged to take some time to visit historic sites and reflect on their significance.
LSE would love for this map to continue to evolve and grow. If you have any new sites, stories or photographs you would like to contribute please contact [email protected].