1890 in London. Queen Victoria is on the throne, the only traffic in sight is horse-drawn, and Tower Bridge is still under construction (as is the Royal Observatory). Take a look at these early photos of London, dating back over 120 years.
Whitechapel Road and The Royal London Hospital, 1890 Source Yesteryear Oxford Street, 1890 Source Aucharbon The drawing room at 18 Clarendon Square, 1890 Source Clc Archive The first telephone trunk circuit linking London to Birmingham, 10 July 1890 Source David Hay Piccadilly Circus, c.1890 Source Londonhistorian Future King Edward VII opens Stockwell Station, 1890 Source Londonist Children feeding swans, Victoria Park, Hackney, 1890 Source Old Pics Archive London prison mugshots, 1890 Source Mashable Covent Garden Flower Sellers, c 1890 Source Old Pics Archive City of London police officer, 1890 Source Old London Holborn Circus, c.1890 Source Old London Blackfriars Bridge and St. Paul's Cathedral, 1890 Source Old London London's first department store, Whiteleys, 1890 Source Old London Women shelling walnuts, Covent Garden Market 1890 Source Old London The Royal Observatory under construction, Greenwich, 1890 Source Old London Entrance to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Surgery House, c.1890 Source Lindsey Fitzharris The ivory floor at London Docks, c 1890 Source The Ice Age Liverpool Street station, c.1890 Source Londonhistorian A view of St. Paul's down Fleet Street, 1890 Source Tine Hreno Hyde Park Hotel, Knightsbridge, 1890 Source Old Pics Archive Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, 1890 Source Old London Wandsworth Cycling Club, 1890 Source Old London Old Necropolis station entrance at Waterloo station, 1890 Source Amateur Casual Wych Street, c 1890 Source Old Pics Archive Looking south to Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, 1890 Source Sir William Davenant St. Leonard's Church, Hoxton, 1890 Source Old London A heavy horse-traffic day in Hyde Park, c 1890 Source Londonhistorian The tube, 1890 Source Handpicked London Shoreditch, the notorious Nichol slum, 1890 Source Londonhistorian Baked potato seller, 1890 Source Old Pics Archive Trafalgar Square, 1890 Source Londonist Policeman, c 1890 Source Old London Covent Garden Market in full swing, 1890 Source Londonhistorian Lewisham Station, c 1890 Source Old London
Caged birds in Club Row, 1890 Source Old London
Last Updated 12 April 2017