If Londonist had existed in the 1900s, these are the kind of things we'd have been writing about. Numbered buses, the Suffragette movement, the coronation of King Edward VII, Britain's first council estate... there was lots going on.
King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra open Kew Bridge, 1903 Source Londonhistorian Ragged School children waving invitations to their Christmas Party, 1909 Source Ragged School Museum The first motor coach made the journey from London to Brighton, 1905 Source Mybrightonandhove Suffragette Emmeline Pethick Lawrence is released from Holloway Prison, 1908 Source Old London Male and female members of the Womens' Suffrage movement march through London, 1903 Source Buzzfeed The Ritz was under construction in 1906. Source The Ritz London Selfridges opened in 1909. Source London Historian This Roman wall was uncovered while demolishing a part of the Old Bailey to make way for the new Central Criminal Court, 1903 Source Londonist Construction of the Rotherhithe road tunnel, 1904 Source Old London Womens' Suffrage march, 1903 Source Buzzfeed Winston Churchill, on his way to the Houses of Parliament, 1905 Source Lost in History West Ham football team in their first season Source Old London Fracas outside Buckingham Palace between police and suffragettes, c.1903 Source Buzzfeed Route numbers were first introduced on buses in April 1906 Source Lt Museum Train bearing Queen Victoria's coffin arrives at Paddington Station, 1901 Source Londonhistorian Selfridges under construction in 1906 Source Sir William Davenant Suffragette Christabel Pankhurst inviting people in Trafalgar Square to rush the House of Commons, 1908 Source Old London Harrods was under construction in 1904 Source Pinterest Britain's first council estate, the Boundary Estate in Bethnal Green, opened in March 1900 Source Municipal Dreams A shoe salesman with a 1.2 metre square shoe shop, 1900 Source Amateur Casual Chelsea's first ever league game at Edgeley Park, 1905 Source Old London First all-black musical, In Dahomey, was staged at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 1903 Source Londonhistorian Queen Victoria was born in Kensington Palace in 1819 and continued to reside there until her accession to the throne in 1837. On Queen Victoria's wishes, the title Royal Borough was given to Kensington in 1901, after her death. Source Kensington Chelsea The London Olympics, 1908 Source Lelalondon London hosted the Summer Olympics in 1908 Source Newsbiscuit
Coronation of King Edward VII, featuring over 40 regiments of the Indian Army, 1902 Source National Army Museum
Last Updated 26 July 2017