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Children watching a Punch and Judy show on a London street in 1936 © The Print Collector

Children watching a Punch and Judy show on a London street in 1936 © The Print Collector B/W Print Colourised by Pearse.

The London Stone in Cannon Street is the oldest piece of London. It was moved in the 1700's from the south side of the street to the north side and built into the wall of the former Church of Saint Swithun before the church was bombed in WW2, yet the stone was left unharmed. Full history here

The "London Stone" situated at 111 Cannon Street is the oldest piece of London. It was first recorded in historical documents around

Buckingham Palace at the time of Queen Victoria’s DIAMOND JUBILEE.

The old Buckingham Palace at the time of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee showing the east end of the Quadrangle, the inner court of Buckingham Palace with the royal carriages lined up after returning.

Francis J. Walters, Undertakers, 811 Commercial Rd from Philip Mernick’s East London Shopfronts

Scrooge and Marley sign Francis J. Walters, Undertakers, 811 Commercial Rd from Philip Mernick’s East London Shopfronts

18 Vintage Photos Of Charles Dickens' London

Lincoln's Inn.

This is reputedly the house that Dickens used as inspiration for Fagin’s Lair in Oliver Twist. The Artful Dodger and Oliver Twist walk from Islington down to ‘a house near Field Lane’ which was an area renowned for its rookery. 18 Vintage Photos Of Charle

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