London - a difficult place to research
My other link pages for London
So many people migrated into London and it is difficult to know from where unless you can find census records which show birth place etc but this is really only possible from 1851 onwards as 1841 only has if born in county. A worse aspect of that is they might be born in London but not in current county. Live North of Thames in 1841 county of Middlesex but born south of Thames would be Surrey a different county,
New in 2013 Bomb Sight -
Mapping the World War 2 London Blitz Bomb Census
Check if your folks were near bombs. I was - too near sometimes
New in 2010 London Lives 1690
to 1800 ~ Crime, Poverty and Social Policy in the Metropolis.
1800 doesn't seem to be the cutoff I found Lankshear records to 1820. This may be the hidden resource you wanted
The LONDON Mailing List has really helpful people
you can subscribe here http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/ENG/LONDON.html
The list Web Pages were at http://www.londonlist.org.uk/.
The London area covers parts of Middlesex, Essex, Kent and Surrey. These boundaries changed over the years. Because they said born London - they may not mean the small area known as the City of London.
John Brown started a special help for London in 2005 http://londongenhelp.blogspot.com/ - we duplicate many links but his are all on one page
LMA and Guildhall - the resources in London for Parish Registers etc
Note both are on City of London web and they keep changing URLs so forgive me if these "fail"
Programme - now placed on a Commercial
site namely Ancestry - more to go on and more indexing to be done especially
baptisms and burials before 1812. But an enormous resource for London. Please
note not all churches in London but a great many.
Guildhall and Family History http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/corporation/family-research/index.htm
How to get to Guildball -( PDF download) Aldermanbury (yes- name of Street) EC2
Discussion on Guild hall - see http://www.steeljam.dircon.co.uk/
General Guide to Guildhall http://www.history.ac.uk/gh/ghguide.htm
City of Westminster archives - http://www.westminster.gov.uk/libraries/gateway/familyhist.cfm
Tower Hamlets' Local History http://www.mernick.co.uk/thhol/main.html
http://www.ideal-homes.org.uk/ Great stuff on Suburbs
http://www.trolleybus.net - my "own" route 607 is shown
Other London resource centres
Local resource centres such as http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk
London General Links
Inner Temple Admissions Data biographical information about past members of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, one of the four London-based Inns of Court.
Greenwood's Map of London 1827
London Ancestor, Ancestors - Genealogy, Local, Family History
London and Middlesex Surnames List http://www.rootsweb.com/~engmdx/
Registration Districts in London
Tower Bridge Community
Whitechapel, Bethnal Green & Shoreditch
http://www.eastlondon.org.uk/heritage.html' gives other heritage sites