Thousands of bombs rained down on London during World War Two as Luftwaffe aircraft hammered London.

Now a fascinating new interactive map lets you discover what toll the Blitz took on your own doorstep.

The Bomb Sight charts the devastation that Germany's aerial bombardment inflicted upon the capital by revealing the precise spots where bombs fell on the capital.

It includes details of all 1,338 high explosive bombs and five parachute mines that were dropped over Croydon between October 7, 1940 and June 6, 1941.

Users can also submit photographs to the map and share their memories of the Blitz.

The project, devised by University of Portsmouth using data from the National Archives, reveals that Kenley was the hardest hit area of Croydon having been pounded with 116 bombs in eight months.

Ninety-six bombs rained down on Highfield, while Coulsdon West was inflicted with 105.

Brighton Road alone suffered nine terrifying bombings, including the horrific destruction of a bus depot in which seven people died.

Many of the buses in the depot were filled with petrol when two bombs fell on May 10, 1941, causing a huge fire.

Brian Roote, a local historian, said: "The bus garage bombing caused a lot of damage. It was horrendous.

"Croydon was hit with more doodlebugs during the Blitz than anywhere else in the country. They were aiming at London but they fell short."

He added: "I was seven when the war broke out and I was evacuated down to Devon because my mother didn't feel it was safe for me to stay."

The Bomb Sight project maps where bombs fell by using the London World War Two bomb census, which was previously only available to view in the National Archives reading room.

Dr Kate Jones, a geographer at University of Portsmouth who led the project, said: "When you look at these maps and see the proliferation of bombs dropped on the capital it does illustrate the meaning of the word Blitz, which comes from the German meaning 'lightening war'.

"It seems astonishing that London survived the onslaught."