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.
Matchgirls striking against Bryant & May's inadequate provision against them developing 'phossy jaw', 1888 Source Old Pics Archive 164 Fenchurch Street, 25th September 1888 Source 19thcenturyphotos Covent Garden Flower Sellers, c.1890 Source Old Pics Archive Flower seller, Ludgate Hill Station, 1893 Source Museumoflondonprints District Line construction outside Somerset House, 1869 Source Pinterest Ashburnham House dining room, 1882 Source Museumoflondonprints Clerkenwell 1890 Source Old London Interior of Crystal Palace during The Great Exhibition of 1851 Source Textilis A winter scene in Hampstead, London in the 19th century Source Sir William Davenant Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, 1887 Source Museumoflondonprints King's Cross, 1800s Source Old London Source Old London An early recording studio, set up in the rooms of the Cockburn Hotel, London, 1898 Source 1890swriters Clapham to Putney omnibus, 1866 Source Old London Source Nedhardy Jacob's Island, Rotherhithe, 1887 Source Museumoflondonprints Street traders in the New Cut, 1893 Source Museumoflondonprints The Bayswater Omnibus, George William Joy, 1895 Source Dr Liv Gibbs Bombed carriages, Aldersgate Station, 1897 Source Museumoflondonprints Frozen Thames, 1895 Source Old Pics Archive 1st Suffolk Regiment, Tower of London, 1895 Source Frontispiece Ltd Source Nedhardy Love Angel crossroads, London, 1895 Source Auntie Mabel London boroughs in 1895 Source Buzzfeed The Illustrated London News, January 1881 Source Nika Garrett Coach horses slipping at Ludgate, 1889 print Source Old Print Illustrated Police News, the trial of Oscar Wilde, 1895 Source Prof.Frank Mc Donough West Smithfield's Cold Air Stores under construction, 1895 Source London Life Tower Bridge close to completion, 1894 Source Old London Upper Richmond Road, 1887 Source Old London Ella Sykes, photographed in London as 'A Persian Lady', 1898 Source 1890swriters Thames frozen at Limehouse, 1895 Source The Ripper Descriptive map of London poverty, 1889 Source Museumoflondonprints A woman walking in Hyde Park in summer, 1895 Source Amateur Casual The drawing room at 18 Clarendon Square, photographed in 1890 Source Clc Archive Original manuscript of Alice's Adventures Under Ground, illustrated by the author (Lewis Carroll), 1882 Source Bibliophilia Ludgate Circus, 1890 Source Old London Source Nedhardy London Bridge, late 19th century Source Solarpatrick St Pancras station, 1890s Source Olde Britain Oxford Street, late 19th century Source Londonhistorian A horse hauling coal at Victoria Dock, London, 1898 Source 1890swriters Source Nedhardy View of the Egyptian Court inside the Crystal Palace, 1854 Source Classic Pics Map of the Hyde Park area of London, c.1881 Source Pinterest Jumbo the first African elephant at London Zoo, circa 1870 Source Zsl Big Ben, 1890s Source Joe Flanagan London Bridge construction, 1892 Source Londonhistorian Punch advertisement for Pears Soap, May 1895 Source Pulp Librarian Construction of the Blackwall Tunnel, 1892 Source Old Pics Archive In 1896 Source Olde Britain Cloth Fair, 1880 Source The Cynical Urbanist The church of St Andrew Undershaft, St Mary Axe, 1891 Source Londonist Fair on Chelsea Bridge Road, 1893 Source Museumoflondonprints King's Cross, c.1885 Source Old Pics Archive Damage at Victoria Station in 1884 after a bombing campaign Source Networkrailvic Reflections on the Thames by moonlight, c.1880 by John Atkinson Grimshaw Source Sir William Davenant Upper Pool of the Thames, c.1885 Source Museumoflondonprints Tower Bridge, 1892 Source Eric G. 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Zuelow Engraving of 'Ye Olde Fancy Fayre', held at the Royal Albert Hall on 8th June 1881 Source Victoriancalendar Source The Ice Age A policeman questions a young, crying boy who intended to fish in the fountain on Trafalgar Square, London, 1892 Source Classic Pics Princes Street London with the Bank of England on the right, 1890s Source Bbc Obaysch the hippo in 1870 Source Zsl Baker Street, 1895 Source Londonhistorian Historical newspaper engraving of the underground bombing, October 1883 Source Britishnewspaperarchive Source Nedhardy Lower ward of Windsor Castle, 1890 Source Visit Windsor Holborn Circus and Viaduct, 1894 Source 1890swriters A very early photograph of London showing Nelson's Column under construction, 1844 Source Sir William Davenant Sarah Bernhardt as Empress Theodora, London, 1884 Source Lyn Maccorkle London, 1883 Source Nedhardy Construction work on the Central Line, 1898 Source Londonhistorian Victoria Embankment, before and after Bazalgette's master plan Source Amateur Casual London, 1883 Source Nedhardy Covent Garden Market in full swing, 1890 Source Londonhistorian A young woman waits patiently while hoops to support her crinoline are prepared, London, 1860 Source Old Pics Archive St. Paul's from Bankside, 1893 Source Museumoflondonprints Source Londonhistorian Historical newspaper report on the underground bomb in October 1883 Source Britishnewspaperarchive 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 Behold Leicester Square in London as it looked c.1800 Source Sir William Davenant Construction site to the west of Waterloo Bridge, 1866-1870 Source Old London
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Last Updated 12 January 2017