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