Despite the corsets, top hats and horse-drawn carriages of 19th century London, it's not all that different to today's city. Construction sites, a congested Oxford Street, and a very busy Covent Garden Market are just a few of the parallels.
1st Suffolk Regiment, Tower of London, 1895 Source Frontispiece Ltd Matchgirls striking against Bryant & May's inadequate provision against them developing 'phossy jaw', 1888 Source Old Pics Archive Interior of Crystal Palace during The Great Exhibition of 1851 Source Textilis A horse hauling coal at Victoria Dock, London, 1898 Source 1890swriters Love Angel crossroads, London, 1895 Source Auntie Mabel Source Londonhistorian On July 9, 1877, the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club began its first lawn tennis tournament at Wimbledon. The Championships is the oldest tennis tournament in the world Source Nation Sarah Bernhardt as Empress Theodora, London, 1884 Source Lyn Maccorkle Map of the Hyde Park area of London, c.1881 Source Pinterest Ella Sykes, photographed in London as 'A Persian Lady', 1898 Source 1890swriters Lured to the Slaughter (Illustrated Police News), 1888 Source Museumoflondonprints 164 Fenchurch Street, 25th September 1888 Source 19thcenturyphotos Oxford Street, late 19th century Source Londonhistorian School of Art and Tabard Inn, Chiswick, 1882 Source Museumoflondonprints Covent Garden Flower Sellers, c.1890 Source Old Pics Archive St. Paul's from Bankside, 1893 Source Museumoflondonprints King's Cross, c.1885 Source Old Pics Archive Ludgate Circus, 1890 Source Old London View of the Egyptian Court inside the Crystal Palace, 1854 Source Classic Pics Bombed carriages, Aldersgate Station, 1897 Source Museumoflondonprints Source Nedhardy Staircase at Ashburnham House, 1882 Source Museumoflondonprints Engraving of 'Ye Olde Fancy Fayre', held at the Royal Albert Hall on 8th June 1881 Source Victoriancalendar District Line construction outside Somerset House, 1869 Source Pinterest Fish porter, Billingsgate, 1893 Source Museumoflondonprints Reflections on the Thames by moonlight, c.1880 by John Atkinson Grimshaw Source Sir William Davenant Source Nedhardy London, 1883 Source Nedhardy A winter scene in Hampstead, London in the 19th century Source Sir William Davenant Holborn Circus and Viaduct, 1894 Source 1890swriters Source Nedhardy An early recording studio, set up in the rooms of the Cockburn Hotel, London, 1898 Source 1890swriters London Bridge, late 19th century Source Solarpatrick Punch advertisement for Pears Soap, May 1895 Source Pulp Librarian Historical newspaper engraving of the underground bombing, October 1883 Source Britishnewspaperarchive Source Nedhardy Construction site to the west of Waterloo Bridge, 1866-1870 Source Old London A policeman questions a young, crying boy who intended to fish in the fountain on Trafalgar Square, London, 1892 Source Classic Pics The drawing room at 18 Clarendon Square, photographed in 1890 Source Clc Archive Historical newspaper report on the underground bomb in October 1883 Source Britishnewspaperarchive Lower ward of Windsor Castle, 1890 Source Visit Windsor Clapham to Putney omnibus, 1866 Source Old London The Pool, 1885 Source Museumoflondonprints London boroughs in 1895 Source Buzzfeed Source The Ice Age The church of St Andrew Undershaft, St Mary Axe, 1891 Source Londonist Clerkenwell 1890 Source Old London Cloth Fair, 1880 Source The Cynical Urbanist West Smithfield's Cold Air Stores under construction, 1895 Source London Life Fair on Chelsea Bridge Road, 1893 Source Museumoflondonprints St Pancras station, 1890s Source Olde Britain Illustrated Police News, the trial of Oscar Wilde, 1895 Source Prof.Frank Mc Donough Original manuscript of Alice's Adventures Under Ground, illustrated by the author (Lewis Carroll), 1882 Source Bibliophilia Upper Richmond Road, 1887 Source Old London Thames frozen at Limehouse, 1895 Source The Ripper Behold Leicester Square in London as it looked c.1800 Source Sir William Davenant In 1896 Source Olde Britain Street traders in the New Cut, 1893 Source Museumoflondonprints Street vendor, London, 1893 Source Museumoflondonprints Frozen Thames, 1895 Source Old Pics Archive Jack the Ripper pamphlet, 1888 Source Old London A woman walking in Hyde Park in summer, 1895 Source Amateur Casual Covent Garden Market in full swing, 1890 Source Londonhistorian Coach horses slipping at Ludgate, 1889 print Source Old Print A very early photograph of London showing Nelson's Column under construction, 1844 Source Sir William Davenant Obaysch the hippo in 1870 Source Zsl Construction work on the Central Line, 1898 Source Londonhistorian Big Ben, 1890s Source Joe Flanagan Princes Street London with the Bank of England on the right, 1890s Source Bbc The Royal Observatory under construction, Greenwich, 1890 Source Old London London, 1883 Source Nedhardy Victoria Embankment, before and after Bazalgette's master plan Source Amateur Casual London Bridge construction, 1892 Source Londonhistorian A young woman waits patiently while hoops to support her crinoline are prepared, London, 1860 Source Old Pics Archive The Bayswater Omnibus, George William Joy, 1895 Source Dr Liv Gibbs Bath Road, Chiswick, 1882 Source Museumoflondonprints Baker Street, 1895 Source Londonhistorian Damage at Victoria Station in 1884 after a bombing campaign Source Networkrailvic Source Nedhardy Tower Bridge, 1892 Source Eric G. E. Zuelow Construction of the Blackwall Tunnel, 1892 Source Old Pics Archive Jumbo the first African elephant at London Zoo, circa 1870 Source Zsl The Illustrated London News, January 1881 Source Nika Garrett
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