Photos Of London In 1903

By Londonist Staff Last edited 15 months ago
Photos Of London In 1903

1903 was a year of demolitions and demonstrations. In the City, Newgate Prison was being torn down to make way for the new courts — part of the Roman wall was discovered. In Holborn, old houses were swept away to make way for Aldwych and Kingsway. Meanwhile, the cause of the Suffragettes was gaining momentum with rallies and demonstrations across town.

The 'monster doss house' in Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, 1903
Source The Ripper
First all-black musical, In Dahomey, was staged at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 1903
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The now-closed British Museum underground station, 1903
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Fracas outside Buckingham Palace between police and suffragettes, c.1903
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King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra open Kew Bridge, 1903
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Horse-drawn sweeper, London, 1903
Source Old London
Suffragettes confront a police officer, c.1903
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The Perfumery Salon at Harrods, 1903
Source Classic Pics
This Roman wall was uncovered while demolishing a part of the Old Bailey to make way for the new Central Criminal Court, 1903
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Fleet Street, 1903. Note the railway bridge over Ludgate Circus, which was demolished later in the century.
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Mile End fire station, 1903.
Source Old London
Westminster 1903
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Bank of England Court of Directors 1903
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London in the rain c.1903
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M & S, Brixton, 1903
Source Old London
Overlooking St. John's Hill Bridge, with a clear view of the re-building of Clapham Junction, 1903
Source Old London
London in the rain, 1903
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Womens' Suffrage march, 1903
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Kingston Market, 1903
Source Old London
Demolition of Wych Street to make way for Aldwych and Kingsway, 1903
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Lewisham Market, 1903
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The first electric Tram line between Westminster & Tooting, 1903
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Laundry Centre, Queen's Road School, Walthamstow, 1903
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East End, 1903 - the same year Jack London wrote The People of the Abyss about the poverty here
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Male and female members of the Womens' Suffrage movement march through London, 1903
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Evelyn Waugh, Author (born 1903, West Hampstead)
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Homeless people, Spitalfields, 1903
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Last Updated 26 May 2017