I haven't done a map, but could probably put one together quite quickly. Maybe others have.
What I can really recommend is a walk I did a few years ago with the aim of experiencing Sam's world.
Start at the Houses of Parliament, where you can see Westminster Hall (which Sam often visited).
Across the road is Westminster Abbey, and next to that is St Margarets Church where he married Elizabeth, and where Sandwich also married.
There are also statues and plaques in this area relating to Charles I and Cromwell.
Walk up Whitehall (then King St), passing Downing St - current official home of the Prime Minister, but at the start of the diary, was the location of Axe Yard where Sam lived before moving
to Seething Lane.
St is named after George
Downing, for whom Sam was working for at the diary start.
On Whitehall is the Banqueting House. It is the only remaining part of the old Whitehall Palace, burnt down some years after the diary. Charles I was beheaded there, witnessed by Sam. Sam would have regularly walked passed the building going to and from Westminster.
At top of Whitehall, pass through Trafalgar Square (then known only as Charing Cross) into Fleet St. There you have Prince Henry's House and links with one or two other taverns known by Sam. His birth place is marked by a plaque at Salisbury Court, just off Fleet Street, near St Bride's Church. Though this is one re-built by Wren, you can see the original font where Sam was baptised! Then on towards St Paul's Cathedral, and eventually to the Tower of London.
While few 1660s buildings remain, this walk is also valuable for getting a feel for the scale of Sam's life. Between Westminster and St Pauls, there are few
high rise builidings, so the scale is quite similar to Sam's time. It is also bustling with people, taxis, coffee bars and taverns - very much as it was for him. In old London, many streets follow the same routs and have the same names as his time.
From: Jenny Doughty <jmdought@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 4:05 PM
[pepysdiary] 10 buildings that survived the Great Fire of London --
via Michael Robinson
I also found the pictures very interesting indeed – thanks so much for forwarding the article. My husband and I discussed taking a walk around London to see them next time we are in the UK. Obviously we can look them all up on a map, but I wondered if anybody had actually done a map showing the position of these already.