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.
King's Cross, 1800s Source Old London 1st Suffolk Regiment, Tower of London, 1895 Source Frontispiece Ltd Sarah Bernhardt as Empress Theodora, London, 1884 Source Lyn Maccorkle Tower Bridge, 1892 Source Eric G. E. Zuelow Construction site to the west of Waterloo Bridge, 1866-1870 Source Old London Interior of Crystal Palace during The Great Exhibition of 1851 Source Textilis District Line construction outside Somerset House, 1869 Source Pinterest Baker Street, 1895 Source Londonhistorian Matchgirls striking against Bryant & May's inadequate provision against them developing 'phossy jaw', 1888 Source Old Pics Archive St. Paul's from Bankside, 1893 Source Museumoflondonprints Lured to the Slaughter (Illustrated Police News), 1888 Source Museumoflondonprints Oxford Street, late 19th century Source Londonhistorian Historical newspaper engraving of the underground bombing, October 1883 Source Britishnewspaperarchive Illustrated Police News, the trial of Oscar Wilde, 1895 Source Prof.Frank Mc Donough The church of St Andrew Undershaft, St Mary Axe, 1891 Source Londonist The Prince of Wales sleighing on the Thames Embankment, 1881 Source Museumoflondonprints Source Nedhardy 1893 Source Museumoflondonprints Putney Bridge, 1881 Source Museumoflondonprints Construction work on the Central Line, 1898 Source Londonhistorian Victoria Embankment, before and after Bazalgette's master plan Source Amateur Casual King's Cross, c.1885 Source Old Pics Archive Big Ben, 1890s Source Joe Flanagan Staircase at Ashburnham House, 1882 Source Museumoflondonprints London, 1883 Source Nedhardy Covent Garden Flower Sellers, c 1890 Source Old Pics Archive Damage at Victoria Station in 1884 after a bombing campaign Source Networkrailvic Behold Leicester Square in London as it looked c.1800 Source Sir William Davenant 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 Coach horses slipping at Ludgate, 1889 print Source Old Print Jack the Ripper pamphlet, 1888 Source Old London Upper Richmond Road, 1887 Source Old London 164 Fenchurch Street, 25th September 1888 Source 19thcenturyphotos 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 West Smithfield's Cold Air Stores under construction, 1895 Source London Life Descriptive map of London poverty, 1889 Source Museumoflondonprints The Royal Observatory under construction, Greenwich, 1890 Source Old London Ella Sykes, photographed in London as 'A Persian Lady', 1898 Source 1890swriters Source Nedhardy The drawing room at 18 Clarendon Square, 1890 Source Clc Archive Tower Bridge close to completion, 1894 Source Old London Source Old London St Pancras station, 1890s Source Olde Britain Thames frozen at Limehouse, 1895 Source The Ripper A policeman questions a young, crying boy who intended to fish in the fountain on Trafalgar Square, London, 1892 Source Classic Pics A winter scene in Hampstead, London in the 19th century Source Sir William Davenant London, 1883 Source Nedhardy Jumbo the first African elephant at London Zoo, circa 1870 Source Zsl A horse hauling coal at Victoria Dock, London, 1898 Source 1890swriters Source Nedhardy Source Lost In History Frozen Thames, 1895 Source Old Pics Archive London boroughs in 1895 Source Buzzfeed Engraving of 'Ye Olde Fancy Fayre', held at the Royal Albert Hall on 8th June 1881 Source Victoriancalendar Bombed carriages, Aldersgate Station, 1897 Source Museumoflondonprints Historical newspaper report on the underground bomb in October 1883 Source Britishnewspaperarchive Holborn Circus and Viaduct, 1894 Source 1890swriters View of the Egyptian Court inside the Crystal Palace, 1854 Source Classic Pics The Bayswater Omnibus, George William Joy, 1895 Source Dr Liv Gibbs Cloth Fair, 1880 Source The Cynical Urbanist Covent Garden Market in full swing, 1890 Source Londonhistorian Lower ward of Windsor Castle, 1890 Source Visit Windsor Source Nedhardy A young woman waits patiently while hoops to support her crinoline are prepared, London, 1860 Source Old Pics Archive Original manuscript of Alice's Adventures Under Ground, illustrated by the author (Lewis Carroll), 1882 Source Bibliophilia Punch advertisement for Pears Soap, May 1895 Source Pulp Librarian Construction of the Blackwall Tunnel, 1892 Source Old Pics Archive A woman walking in Hyde Park in summer, 1895 Source Amateur Casual Source Londonhistorian Clerkenwell 1890 Source Old London A very early photograph of London showing Nelson's Column under construction, 1844 Source Sir William Davenant In 1896 Source Olde Britain Reflections on the Thames by moonlight, c.1880 by John Atkinson Grimshaw Source Sir William Davenant Map of the Hyde Park area of London, c.1881 Source Pinterest Source The Ice Age The Illustrated London News, January 1881 Source Nika Garrett Tower Bridge construction, 1892 Source Londonhistorian Obaysch the hippo in 1870 Source Zsl Princes Street London with the Bank of England on the right, 1890s Source Bbc Ludgate Circus, 1890 Source Old London
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Last Updated 07 April 2017