In Photos: London In 1900

By Londonist Staff Last edited 9 months ago
In Photos: London In 1900

The Victorians didn't have camera phones, making these snaps below all the more special. Some areas still look familiar to Londoners today, while other aspects are so alien, they look like a film set. See the first ever West Ham football team, horse-drawn buses, and a Victorian cabman's shelter.

The Royal Standard, Greenwich
Source Yesteryear
Binmen, 1900
Source Old London
Piccadilly, 1900
Source Old Pics Archive
Victorian horse-drawn omnibuses at London Bridge, 1900
Source Michelle Higgs
London buses, 1900
Source Histi Pics
Wellington Arms, Shepherd's Bush
Source Old London
St. Paul's and St. Martin's within Ludgate
Source Londonhistorian
Woodman Tavern, Battersea
Source Old London
Waterloo Station, 1900
Source David Turner
A rare colour photograph of a London street, 1900
Source History Pics
A Victorian cabmens' shelter, c.1900
Source Michelle Higgs
London Bridge, when traffic jams were caused by horse-drawn carts
Source City of London
A sightseeing coach tour, 1900
Source Discovering London
Views of Regent Street, c 1900
Source Amateur Casual
Newsagent advertising the Sunday editions of Lloyds newspaper
Source Old London
One of the first London motor buses, c 1900
Source Sir William Davenant
The Old Curiosity Shop, Portsmouth Street
Source Sir William Davenant
London Zoo, 1900
Source Old London
Prospect of Whitby pub, Wapping
Source Old London
London, 1900
Source Historical Pics
Bank station, 1900
Source Old London
West Ham football team in their first season
Source Old London
London, 1900
Source On This Day & Facts
The World's largest elephant Jingo at the London Zoo
Source Old London
The Royal Alhambra Theatre, Leicester Square (now the Odeon)
Source Sir William Davenant
Tower Bridge, c 1900, shortly after the bridge's completion
Source Londoninsight
The Thames at the Tower of London, 1900
Source Old London
Tottenham Court Road
Source Londonhistorian
The Strand
Source Old Pics Archive
261 - 265 Brick Lane in 1900
Source The Ripper
Archery in Regent's Park
Source Old London
Sunday morning, Petticoat Lane, 1900
Source London Life
Waterloo Place, Richmond
Source Old London
Zebra-drawn carriage parked outside The Royal Albert Hall, London, 1900.
Source Historyphotographed
A London street, c.1900
Source Amateur Casual
Regent Street
Source Old London

Last Updated 28 April 2017