In Pictures: London In 1911

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In Pictures: London In 1911

1911 was a tumultuous time for London. Civil unrest culminated in a series of strikes from rail workers, dockers and teachers, and the Siege of Sidney Street saw police officers armed with shotguns to combat Latvian revolutionaries. Check out some of the best pictures from the year below.

Police issued with shotguns by order of the Home Secretary, Sidney Street, January 1911
Source Old London
Winston Churchill (highlighted) at the Sidney Street siege, east London
Source History Today
Dockers on strike, London Bridge
Source Rob Baker
St. James's Club
Source Hilary Chaplin
Arsenal goalkeeper George Burdett
Source Vintage Footy
Electric Pavilion, Ritzy Cinema, Brixton
Source Old London
A group of visiting Indian suffragettes offer solidarity, 1910
Source History in Pictures
School strikes, Shoreditch
Source Yesteryear
The Siege of Sidney Street, January 1911
Source Londonhistorian
The Oxford rowing team at the university boat race, Putney
Source Londonhistorians
London Underground poster
Source Buzzfeed
Queenstown Road, Battersea
Source Old London
Anchor & Hope pub, Woolwich, 1911
Source Old London
King Edward statue, Tooting
Source Old London
Waterloo station
Source Rob Baker
Lewisham Market - Lewisham has had an established market in the same spot for over a century.
Source Yesteryear
The Siege of Sidney Street
Source Rob Baker
Hippodrome Theatre
Source Old London
The unveiling of Queen Victoria's memorial on The Mall
Source Old London
The last horse-drawn omnibus from Moorgate to London Bridge
Source Old London
Rail workers on strike meeting at St. Pancras, 1911
Source Alex Gordon
Euston station hairdressing salon
Source Londonhistorian
Edward VII drinking fountain, Whitechapel, erected by the Jewish community
Source The Ripper
Rotherhithe Street
Source Yesteryear
Holloway Road
Source Yesteryear
Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Source Old London
Interior of a District Line Underground carriage
Source Old Pics Archive
Staple Inn in Holborn
Source Historical England
The Unveiling of the King Edward statue, Tooting
Source Old London

Last Updated 11 July 2017