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In Pictures: London In The 19th Century

In Pictures: London In The 19th Century

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
The Royal Observatory under construction, Greenwich, 1890
Source Old London
Oxford Street, late 19th century
Source Londonhistorian
Jumbo the first African elephant at London Zoo, circa 1870
Source Zsl
Princes Street London with the Bank of England on the right, 1890s
Source Bbc
Big Ben, 1890s
Source Joe Flanagan
King's Cross, c.1885
Source Old Pics Archive
A policeman questions a young, crying boy who intended to fish in the fountain on Trafalgar Square, London, 1892
Source Classic Pics
View of the Egyptian Court inside the Crystal Palace, 1854
Source Classic Pics
In 1896
Source Olde Britain
A very early photograph of London showing Nelson's Column under construction, 1844
Source Sir William Davenant
London Bridge, late 19th century
Source Solarpatrick
St Pancras station, 1890s
Source Olde Britain
Construction on Tower Bridge
Source London24
A young woman waits patiently while hoops to support her crinoline are prepared, London, 1860
Source Old Pics Archive
Covent Garden Market in full swing, 1890
Source Londonhistorian

Last Updated 12 January 2017