A V-1 flying bomb lands in a street off Drury Lane, London 1944

A flying bomb lands in a street off Drury Lane, London 1944 [[MORE]] Tokyo_Yosomono: OK the picture was taken on Fleet st right about 62 Fleet St London, England

1910. Children in London

1910 - London dockers children, living in rat infested slums, surviving on discarded fish heads and tails from Billingsgate Fish Market. Their Fathers went on strike for a minimum wage of per hour per week)

Match Seller, Greenwich 1884, London

Match Seller, Greenwich London victorian era london was a very harsh environment for young children living in poverty

The Grapes, Limehouse. An historic riverside pub dating from 1585 and still in business today.

The Grapes, Limehouse, England. An historic riverside pub dating from 1585 and still in business today.

A group of match-girls in 1888, the year the workers at the Bryant & May Match Factory in Bow, East London, went on strike.

A group of match-girls in the year the workers at the Bryant & May Match Factory in Bow, East London, went on strike. (THE ELEPHANT MAN)

Credit: Getty Images A Marks & Spencer store in Holloway, London 1914

1914: life before war – in pictures

1914 A Marks & Spencer store in Holloway, London Photograph: Getty Images Marks & Sparks

Youngsters play on the corner of Great Titchfield Street and Clipstone Street in front of the Post Office Tower, later the BT Tower, in 1965.

Youngsters play on the corner of Great Titchfield Street and Clipstone Street in front of the Post Office Tower, later the BT Tower, in 1965 / LONDON

Post-war in London’s East End, 1950

Rabbis, rags and rainy Whitechapel: Stunning photos from the celebrate Jewish life in post-war East End

London Flower Sellers

“ London Flower Sellers, 1910 Joining the ranks of London’s hawkers were the flower girls, who moved up and down the streets with heavy cane baskets full of violets, lavender, and carnations. Though old gypsy women sometimes sold.

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