1911 was a tumultuous time for London. Civil unrest culminated in a series of strikes from rail workers, dockers and teachers, and the Siege of Sidney Street saw police officers armed with shotguns to combat Latvian revolutionaries. Check out some of the best pictures from the year below.
London Underground poster Source Buzzfeed Arsenal goalkeeper George Burdett Source Vintage Footy Hippodrome Theatre Source Old London The unveiling of Queen Victoria's memorial on The Mall Source Old London Lewisham Market - Lewisham has had an established market in the same spot for over a century. Source Yesteryear Rail workers on strike meeting at St. Pancras, 1911 Source Alex Gordon Euston station hairdressing salon Source Londonhistorian A group of visiting Indian suffragettes offer solidarity, 1910 Source History in Pictures The Siege of Sidney Street Source Rob Baker Queenstown Road, Battersea Source Old London Anchor & Hope pub, Woolwich, 1911 Source Old London Electric Pavilion, Ritzy Cinema, Brixton Source Old London St. James's Club Source Hilary Chaplin King Edward statue, Tooting Source Old London Winston Churchill (highlighted) at the Sidney Street siege, east London Source History Today The Oxford rowing team at the university boat race, Putney Source Londonhistorians Edward VII drinking fountain, Whitechapel, erected by the Jewish community Source The Ripper Dockers on strike, London Bridge Source Rob Baker School strikes, Shoreditch Source Yesteryear The last horse-drawn omnibus from Moorgate to London Bridge Source Old London The Siege of Sidney Street, January 1911 Source Londonhistorian Waterloo station Source Rob Baker Police issued with shotguns by order of the Home Secretary, Sidney Street, January 1911 Source Old London Rotherhithe Street Source Holloway Road Source Royal Observatory, Greenwich Source Interior of a District Line Underground carriage Source Staple Inn in Holborn Source The Unveiling of the King Edward statue, Tooting Source
Last Updated 11 July 2017