Despite the corsets, top hats and horse-drawn carriages of 19th century London, it's not all that different to today's city. Construction sites, a congested Oxford Street, and a very busy Covent Garden Market are just a few of the parallels.
Map of the Hyde Park area of London, c.1881 Source Pinterest Engraving of 'Ye Olde Fancy Fayre', held at the Royal Albert Hall on 8th June 1881 Source Victoriancalendar Upper Richmond Road, 1887 Source Old London Love Angel crossroads, London, 1895 Source Auntie Mabel Matchgirls striking against Bryant & May's inadequate provision against them developing 'phossy jaw', 1888 Source Old Pics Archive Holborn Circus and Viaduct, 1894 Source 1890swriters Bath Road, Chiswick, 1882 Source Museumoflondonprints An early recording studio, set up in the rooms of the Cockburn Hotel, London, 1898 Source 1890swriters Tower Bridge, 1892 Source Eric G. E. 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Source Zsl Descriptive map of London poverty, 1889 Source Museumoflondonprints View of the Egyptian Court inside the Crystal Palace, 1854 Source Classic Pics Insert of the programme for The Mikado, Savoy Theatre, 1885 Source Museumoflondonprints Street vendor, London, 1893 Source Museumoflondonprints Ella Sykes, photographed in London as 'A Persian Lady', 1898 Source 1890swriters Construction work on the Central Line, 1898 Source Londonhistorian A young woman waits patiently while hoops to support her crinoline are prepared, London, 1860 Source Old Pics Archive Staircase at Ashburnham House, 1882 Source Museumoflondonprints Construction of the Blackwall Tunnel, 1892 Source Old Pics Archive Clerkenwell 1890 Source Old London The Great Wheel, Earl's Court, 1898 Source Museumoflondonprints Upper Pool of the Thames, c.1885 Source Museumoflondonprints Punch advertisement for Pears Soap, May 1895 Source Pulp Librarian The Pool, 1885 Source Museumoflondonprints Source Nedhardy The Royal Observatory under construction, Greenwich, 1890 Source Old London Victorian Christmas Card 1883 Source Museumoflondonprints Inner Temple Gate House, 1885 Source Museumoflondonprints 1st Suffolk Regiment, Tower of London, 1895 Source Frontispiece Ltd In 1896 Source Olde Britain A very early photograph of London showing Nelson's Column under construction, 1844 Source Davenant School of Art and Tabard Inn, Chiswick, 1882 Source Museumoflondonprints Covent Garden Flower Sellers, c 1890 Source Old Pics Archive St. Paul's from Bankside, 1893 Source Museumoflondonprints Historical newspaper engraving of the underground bombing, October 1883 Source Britishnewspaperarchive Reflections on the Thames by moonlight, c.1880 by John Atkinson Grimshaw Source Davenant The Prince of Wales sleighing on the Thames Embankment, 1881 Source Museumoflondonprints Covent Garden Market in full swing, 1890 Source Londonhistorian St Pancras station, 1890s Source Olde Britain Historical newspaper report on the underground bomb in October 1883 Source Britishnewspaperarchive The church of St Andrew Undershaft, St Mary Axe, 1891 Source Londonist Victoria Embankment, before and after Bazalgette's master plan Source Green Man Dan The Illustrated London News, January 1881 Source Nika Garrett London, 1883 Source Nedhardy Bombed carriages, Aldersgate Station, 1897 Source Museumoflondonprints The drawing room at 18 Clarendon Square, 1890 Source Clc Archive Cloth Fair Source The Cynical Urbanist Matchseller, London, 1893 Source Museumoflondonprints Frozen Thames, 1895 Source Old Pics Archive Putney Bridge, 1881 Source Museumoflondonprints Lured to the Slaughter (Illustrated Police News), 1888 Source Museumoflondonprints Source Lost in History Source Londonhistorian Fish porter, Billingsgate, 1893 Source Museumoflondonprints Thames frozen at Limehouse, 1895 Source The Ripper Ludgate Circus, 1890 Source Old London The Bayswater Omnibus, George William Joy, 1895 Source Dr Liv Gibbs White Hart Yard Inn, Southwark, 1881 Source Museumoflondonprints Illustrated Police News, the trial of Oscar Wilde, 1895 Source Prof.frank Mc Donough London, 1883 Source Nedhardy Oxford Street, late 19th century Source Londonhistorian King's Cross, c.1885 Source Old Pics Archive 1893 Source Museumoflondonprints