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

At The Grapes in Limehouse

In the midst of life I woke to find myself living in an old house beside Brick Lane in the East End of London

Dockland Cricket in Alpha Road, Millwall, London in the 50s. I have a reoccurring dream about a scene just like this with the huge ship looming over the small terraced houses, very odd! Taken not far from where I was born
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Dockland Cricket

This interesting picture appeared in London - Work & Play, published by Batsford in 1950 and is credited to Fox Photo's. It shows children playing cricket in Alpha Road, Millwall, using improvised packing cases and bits of wood while the grown-ups look on. I love the sheer incongruity of seeing ships looming above terraced houses, once a common enough sight in Liverpool, Glasgow and elsewhere. Alpha Road was apparently renamed Alpha Grove at some point, and still exists, although everything…

London docks. 1895.
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Images of London in 1895

The year got off to a chilly start with the Great Frost of 1895. The lowest temperature (−27.2°C) ever recorded in the U.K. was recorded on February 11th of that year. Sadly, Oscar Wilde went to prison that year. Not all was doom and gloom: the first women's national sporting association was founded, the All England Women's Hockey Association, and an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events, called the Proms, became an annual tradition that year…

The Adam and Eve pub is pictured  with three large multi-paned square windows, balconies on all three levels and rickety steps leading down to the shore. The establishment was demolished to make way for the Chelsea Embankment. The pub was famously sketched by the American artist James Whistler, who adopted London as his home. This picture shows how the area was more socially and economically diverse in 1860.  In the background Chelsea Old Church is visible
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Lost London: Trove of some of the earliest photos ever taken show how Thames has changed in 150 years

A unique series of photographs taken in the 1860s, using an early type of camera, showcase life in Victorian London for those living in the thriving and bustling streets next to the river.

London, 1959
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London, 1959

The River Neckinger is one of the lost rivers of London. It now runs underground, from the Imperial War Museum to the Thames; and divides Shad Thames in the West and the area that was known as Jacobs Island in the East. People think that the river got its name from the words “Devil’s Neckcloth” – another way of talking about the hangman’s noose – the rope used to hang people until they died. Until the 18th century Thames pirates had their heads chopped off at Neckinger Wharf.
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River Crossings - Potters Fields

The Tower Subway opened in 1869 and ran underneath the Thames connecting the north side of the river with the south. It was built in under a year making it a very quick engineering project for the Victorians. At first a small wooden carriage took people under the river, but the company soon lost all …

St Paul's, where the Millennium Bridge now spans the Thames
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Old Photos Of London At Tower Bridge

Fascinating photos of a bygone age in one of London's most spectacular galleries.

The Grapes at Limehouse | vintage everyday: Old London in the Nineteen-Twenties

28 Amazing Vintage Photographs of London in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

By the end of the 19th century, London was not just a bustling, world-class city. It was also the center of Britain's Empire. People livin...

Thames frozen 1963. Snow on streets of Bristol to my birthday in March.
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Walking on the Thames: 1963's big freeze in pictures | ITV News

The latest cold snap may leave Britons shivering, but it has nothing on the chill of 1963, which saw the coldest January since 1814.

Old Montague Street, Whitechapel.1950.
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Lost LONDON | From all corners of the Capital

Looking towards Holborn Viaduct from the east Cheapside Elephant and Castle Tube Station

Thames Shipbuilding Yard c1910, London

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Photo of London, Thames Shipbuilding Yard c.1910

Lower Thames Street, City Of London, c 1958 John Gay, via English Heritage
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ViewFinder - Image Details

Results of conducting a search of the ViewFinder database of historic photographs of England.

London, West India Docks 1900: Sugar being hoisted into warehouses.
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West India Docks 1900: Sugar being hoisted into warehouses

West India Docks 1900: Sugar being hoisted into warehouses by . Museum quality art prints with a selection of frame and size options, and canvases. Museum of London

Greenwich pier, c. 1920
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The Thames Of Old London

In the midst of life I woke to find myself living in an old house beside Brick Lane in the East End of London

The Prospect of Whitby public house on the canal at Wapping

London In 1900 Pictures and Photos

View and license London In 1900 pictures & news photos from Getty Images.