Crowd scene at Ludgate Circus, London, after World War I, November 1918 Photographer: Thomas Frederick Scales Dry plate glass negative – Reference No. 1/2-014073-G Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Continue Reading
London is the last stop in an epic trip across Britain filmed in remarkable early colour and restored by the BFI National Archive. London was the final stop in a Continue Reading
The Jewel Tower at the Tower of London from Old and New London by W Thornbury.
London skyline from the Monument – image made from stitching together two old postcards.
Beautiful colour photo of Piccadilly Circus in the 1940s.
Louis H. Grimshaw (1870 – 1943) – The son of the artist John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893), Louis Grimshaw was born in Leeds and brought up at the family home, Knostrop Hall, Continue Reading
South-East view of London in 1550 from an engraving by Wood, in Mr Crace’s collection. Scanned from ‘Old and New London – Its History, its people and its places’, published by Continue Reading
‘Unchanging London’ London Bridge as Doré saw it in 1872.
St. Paul’s Cathedral from Bankside, 1894 by Louis Grimshaw.
Victorian Print – Garden Party Buckingham Palace, London, 1871 – Double Page From The Illustrated London News.
This print conveys a sense of the bustle of commercial and passenger traffic on the Thames in Turner’s time. A noteworthy detail is the presence of two steam packets, identifiable Continue Reading
Tower Bridge (built 1886–1894) is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic Continue Reading
From the Illustrated London News; The Thames Tunnel was the one of the first attempts to exploit underground space in a major urban centre. Running from Wapping to Rotherhithe in Continue Reading
Fleet Street is named after the River Fleet, London’s largest underground river. It was the home of British national newspapers until the 1980s. Even though the last major British news Continue Reading
I found this St Paul’s postcard in a second hand shop for £2. With old postcards, the backs are often more interesting than the front. I wonder if Annie White Continue Reading
The last scene of a critically acclaimed 1865 performance of Shakespeare’s King John at the theatre in Drury Lane, as depicted in the Illustrated London News. King John, a history Continue Reading