1947: last horse cab license in London
A Hansom cab is a type of horse-drawn carriage first designed and patented in 1834 by English architect Joseph Hansom. Originally known as the Hansom Safety Cab, its purpose was to combine speed with safety, with a low center of gravity for safe cornering. Cab is a shortening of cabriolet, reflecting the design of the carriage. It replaced the hackney carriage as a vehicle for hire. With the introduction of mechanical taximeters to measure fares, the name became taxicab. Hansom cabs enjoyed…
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.
Print of London Scenes - Lyons Corner House - 1981
Nippy waitresses of the new Lyons Corner House, rehearsing for the re-opening of an era when the old-style corner house restaurant opens in The Strand, London #MediaStorehouse
Street Life in London
Photographs from a book published in 1876-7 by Adolphe Smith and John Thomson. Each chapter includes a photo and an article about characters who spent their lives working on the streets of London. Download a PDF version of the book through our <a href="http://digital.library.lse.ac.uk/collections/streetlifeinlondon" rel="noreferrer nofollow">digital library.</a>