Old London

Collection by Kathryn Caudwell



A busy Piccadilly in the late 1890s or very early 1900s. A moustachioed Police Constable directs traffic at the junction of Piccadilly, St. James's Street and Albemarle Street with Burlington House in the background.

The Fleet Street Phantom- Hallowe'en 1684

Who was the menacing and malevolent stranger who climbed into Tom Cox’s Hackney Carriage on All Hallows Eve 1684 who not only terrified him out of his wits, but changed his life forever?

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20 London's beautiful Victorian style - Vintagetopia

A person who succumbs to him and a person who resists

London Streetview, 1920s

Thanks to the photographers employed by London Transport over the last century, the collections of the London Transport Museum include thousands and thousands of London street views. These are terrific to look at, especially if you've ever been to London and know the places, but even if you don't. I love to look at the buses and the people and the signs, all seeming familiar yet different. London is also surprisingly hazy... a consequence, I'm sure, of the pollution and smoke that lead it to…

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London, Piccadilly, Eros c.1895

Photo of London, Piccadilly, Eros c.1895

The "Grapes", Limehouse. London. By Ernest Haslehust - 1920 - old antique vintage print - art picture prints of London

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Old London Bridge, 1600.

Post with 12814 views. Old London Bridge, 1600.

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Women on the Home Front in World War One

tram conductress - a 'Clippie' World War One opened up radical new employment opportunities to women. What was the enduring impact of the war on women's lives?. The favoured word is emancipation. The shortage of man power meant that women were able to take on jobs that previously there was no chance of them doing like bus and tram drivers, learning engineering skills for the construction of war products like munitions, building aeroplanes. The most important thing for women was that by the…

Andrew Scott’s East End Photographs

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

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Club Americana and the Flamingo All-Nighter on Wardour Street, 1952-1965 - Flashbak

Club Americana was an all-nighter In Coventry Street that began in 1955, and took advantage of a time when American fashion was all the rage.

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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.

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Before the Westway: a North Paddington skyline

This week we have the long awaited return of my occasional co-blogger Isabel Hernandez who grew up in the area sometimes called North Paddington and has many memories of it as it changed in the ye…

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Old London Bridge: Traders, Travellers & Traitors | The Tudor Travel Guide

Discover old London Bridge, a wonder of the medieval and Tudor world! Learn about its history and appearance in the sixteenth century.

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Photographic Print: Old Wharf Building at Dusk, Docklands Poster by Woolfitt Adam : 24x18in

size: 24x18in Photographic Print: Old Wharf Building at Dusk, Docklands Poster by Woolfitt Adam :

LONDON CITY GATES.Demolished 1760.Moorgate, Newgate, Aldgate Cripplegate 1926

CAPTION PRINTED BELOW PICTURE: 'Moorgate, Newgate, Aldgate and Cripplegate photographed from Faithful models' DATE PRINTED: 1926 IMAGE SIZE: Approx 23.5 x 17.5cm, 9.25 x 6.75 inches (Medium) TYPE: Vintage photographic book illustration CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We…

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In pictures: London Now and then

In the 1870s Henry Dixon documented parts of London considered "old". Many of the sites have been demolished, but Rob Ainsley has captured a few that still remain.