In Photos: London In 1900

By Londonist Staff Last edited 15 months ago
In Photos: London In 1900

The Victorians didn't have camera phones, making these snaps below all the more special. Some areas still look familiar to Londoners today, while other aspects are so alien, they look like a film set. See the first ever West Ham football team, horse-drawn buses, and a Victorian cabman's shelter.

The Old Curiosity Shop, Portsmouth Street
Source Davenant
Piccadilly, 1900
Source Old Pics Archive
The Royal Standard, Greenwich
Source Yesteryear
Regent Street
Source Old London
London, 1900
Source Vintage Photos
Zebra-drawn carriage parked outside The Royal Albert Hall, London, 1900.
Source Historyphotographed
Prospect of Whitby pub, Wapping
Source Old London
London buses, 1900
Source Sport & Casino History
A London street, c.1900
Source Amateur Casual
Tottenham Court Road
Source Londonhistorian
The Thames at the Tower of London, 1900
Source Old London
Woodman Tavern, Battersea
Source Old London
London Bridge, when traffic jams were caused by horse-drawn carts
Source City of London
Sunday morning, Petticoat Lane, 1900
Source London Life
Tower Bridge, c 1900, shortly after the bridge's completion
Source Londoninsight
One of the first London motor buses, c 1900
Source Davenant
The Royal Alhambra Theatre, Leicester Square (now the Odeon)
Source Davenant
West Ham football team in their first season
Source Old London
The World's largest elephant Jingo at the London Zoo
Source Old London
St. Paul's and St. Martin's within Ludgate
Source Londonhistorian
Bank station, 1900
Source Old London
Waterloo Station, 1900
Source Dr David Turner
Binmen, 1900
Source Old London
London Zoo, 1900
Source Old London
261 - 265 Brick Lane in 1900
Source The Ripper
Archery in Regent's Park
Source Old London
London, 1900
Source Historical Pics
A sightseeing coach tour, 1900
Source Discovering London
Wellington Arms, Shepherd's Bush
Source Old London
Victorian horse-drawn omnibuses at London Bridge, 1900
Source Michelle Higgs
A Victorian cabmens' shelter, c.1900
Source Michelle Higgs
The Strand
Source Old Pics Archive
Waterloo Place, Richmond
Source Old London
Views of Regent Street, c 1900
Source Amateur Casual
A rare colour photograph of a London street, 1900
Source History Pics
Newsagent advertising the Sunday editions of Lloyds newspaper
Source Old London

Last Updated 28 April 2017