See Photos Of London When Queen Victoria Was Ruling

By Londonist Staff Last edited 28 months ago
See Photos Of London When Queen Victoria Was Ruling

1890 in London. Queen Victoria is on the throne, the only traffic in sight is horse-drawn, and Tower Bridge is still under construction (as is the Royal Observatory). Take a look at these early photos of London, dating back over 120 years.

The drawing room at 18 Clarendon Square, 1890
Source Clc Archive
St. Leonard's Church, Hoxton, 1890
Source Old London
Wych Street, c 1890
Source Old Pics Archive
Holborn Circus, c.1890
Source Old London
Piccadilly Circus, c.1890
Source Londonhistorian
Future King Edward VII opens Stockwell Station, 1890
Source Londonist
Wandsworth Cycling Club, 1890
Source Old London
City of London police officer, 1890
Source Old London
Covent Garden Flower Sellers, c 1890
Source Old Pics Archive
Whitechapel Road and The Royal London Hospital, 1890
Source Yesteryear
Caged birds in Club Row, 1890
Source Old London
Looking south to Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, 1890
Source Davenant
The Royal Observatory under construction, Greenwich, 1890
Source Old London
The first telephone trunk circuit linking London to Birmingham, 10 July 1890
Source David Hay
London prison mugshots, 1890
Source Mashable
Liverpool Street station, c.1890
Source Londonhistorian
Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, 1890
Source Old London
Children feeding swans, Victoria Park, Hackney, 1890
Source Old Pics Archive
The tube, 1890
Source Handpicked London
Blackfriars Bridge and St. Paul's Cathedral, 1890
Source Old London
Hyde Park Hotel, Knightsbridge, 1890
Source Old Pics Archive
A view of St. Paul's down Fleet Street, 1890
Source Tine Hreno
Trafalgar Square, 1890
Source Londonist
The ivory floor at London Docks, c 1890
Source The Ice Age
A heavy horse-traffic day in Hyde Park, c 1890
Source Londonhistorian
Oxford Street, 1890
Source Aucharbon
Women shelling walnuts, Covent Garden Market 1890
Source Old London
Covent Garden Market in full swing, 1890
Source Londonhistorian
Lewisham Station, c 1890
Source Old London
London's first department store, Whiteleys, 1890
Source Old London
Entrance to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Surgery House, c.1890
Source Lindsey Fitzharris
Policeman, c 1890
Source Old London
Baked potato seller, 1890
Source Old Pics Archive
Old Necropolis station entrance at Waterloo station, 1890
Source Green Man Dan
Shoreditch, the notorious Nichol slum, 1890
Source Londonhistorian

Last Updated 12 April 2017