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.
Anchor & Hope pub, Woolwich, 1911 Source Old London Edward VII drinking fountain, Whitechapel, erected by the Jewish community Source The Ripper The Siege of Sidney Street Source Rob Baker Waterloo station Source Rob Baker The last horse-drawn omnibus from Moorgate to London Bridge Source Old London King Edward statue, Tooting Source Old London Queenstown Road, Battersea Source Old London The unveiling of Queen Victoria's memorial on The Mall Source Old London The Oxford rowing team at the university boat race, Putney Source Londonhistorians Police issued with shotguns by order of the Home Secretary, Sidney Street, January 1911 Source Old London Dockers on strike, London Bridge Source Rob Baker Arsenal goalkeeper George Burdett Source Vintage Footy Lewisham Market - Lewisham has had an established market in the same spot for over a century. Source Yesteryear Euston station hairdressing salon Source Londonhistorian Winston Churchill (highlighted) at the Sidney Street siege, east London Source History Today London Underground poster Source Buzzfeed The Siege of Sidney Street, January 1911 Source Londonhistorian Hippodrome Theatre Source Old London Electric Pavilion, Ritzy Cinema, Brixton Source Old London Rail workers on strike meeting at St. Pancras, 1911 Source Alex Gordon St. James's Club Source Hilary Chaplin A group of visiting Indian suffragettes offer solidarity, 1910 Source History in Pictures School strikes, Shoreditch Source Yesteryear 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