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London Docks 19th Century

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The original entrance to the East India Docks, London, England circa The security of the area was provided by means of tall walls and a private police force. All port police forces in the UK to this day are still private Victorian London, Vintage London, Old London, London Map, Vintage India, Victorian Era, London History, British History, Old Pictures

The entrance gate to the East India Docks. - London's docks and shipping

The busy street outside the main entrance to the East India Docks. The masts of ships are visible behind the dock walls. The entrance was located at the western end of the Import Dock and linked the complex with Commercial Road via the East India Dock Road. The tea, silks and spices that arrived from the east would be sent by horse and cart along Commercial Road to the East India Company's Cutler Street warehouses in the City of London.

The original entrance to the East India Docks, London, England circa The security of the area was provided by means of tall walls and a private police force. All port police forces in the UK to this day are still private Victorian London, Vintage London, Old London, London Map, Vintage India, Victorian Era, London History, British History, Old Pictures

The entrance gate to the East India Docks. - London's docks and shipping

The busy street outside the main entrance to the East India Docks. The masts of ships are visible behind the dock walls. The entrance was located at the western end of the Import Dock and linked the complex with Commercial Road via the East India Dock Road. The tea, silks and spices that arrived from the east would be sent by horse and cart along Commercial Road to the East India Company's Cutler Street warehouses in the City of London.

The Riverside at Limehouse 1890 Taken from Duke Shore, this view shows the… Victorian London, Vintage London, Old London, East London, London Art, London Docklands, London History, Free Museums, London Museums

Free museum in London

Discover the history of London at the Museum of London, near St Paul's and Barbican. The greatest stories from the greatest city in nine galleries.

Long gone: The towering gates of Millwall Dock, circa which remained active until the and is today the site of residential developments near Canary Wharf Victorian Life, Victorian London, Vintage London, Old London, East London, London History, British History, 19th Century London, Isle Of Dogs

A tale of two cities: Some of the oldest surviving photographs of Victorian London show how today's capital took shape

The dizzying rate at which our has country changed in the 19th century clearly inspired Danny Boyle's Olympic spectacular. These photographs provide an invaluable document of the time.

Old dock hands. Victorian Men, Victorian London, Edwardian Era, Edwardian Fashion, 1890s Fashion, Peter And The Starcatcher, Blue Stockings, London History, Steampunk Clothing

Trades, industries and institutions - Old dock hands.

In 1889, thousands of dockers walked out of work, demanding the famous 'Dockers' Tanner' and changes to the way they were employed. The casual dockers, depicted in this illustration, were at the forefront of the strike. They had to compete with their fellow workers to be taken on for a few hours a day, and were at the mercy of the contractors and foremen who hired and fired as they pleased.