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.
South out of Thames Street to the Thames, leading to Wood Wharf, near Peter’s Hill. In Queenhithe Ward (Leake, 1666-Boyle, 1799). Site now occupied by wharves and warehouses, etc.
Section of coloured wood engraving of London showing the Thames at Greenwich, 1845, after Frederick James Smyth, Published 11 January 1845.
Old London Bridge and Vicinity, engraved by E. Goodall published 1827 Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851).
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
The Great Stink was an event in central London in July and August 1858 during which the hot weather exacerbated the smell of untreated human waste and industrial effluent that 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
The colossal warehouses were filled with every variety of goods, among which were many of a highly combustable nature, which, igniting, exploded with awful crashes, lighting up the vast metropolis Continue Reading
Satirical cartoon by William Heath, showing a woman observing monsters in a drop of London water (at the time of the Commission on the London Water Supply report, 1828)