Temple Bar, designed by Christopher Wren in 1672, once stood in the Strand as one of the gates to the City of London, but it was removed in 1877 and languished in Theobalds Park in Hertfordshire until it was brought back and installed at the entrance to Paternoster Square next to St Paul鈥檚 Cathedral in 2004. In Search of Relics of Old London Spitalfields Life

Temple Bar, designed by Christopher Wren in once stood in the Strand as one of the gates to the City of London, but it was removed in 1877 and languished in Theobalds Park in Hertfordshire until it was brought back and installed at the entrance to P

Smog of London hiding Big Ben - Taken by Linley Sambourne, 1905

Big Ben envolto em névoa, 1905 / Smog of London hiding Big Ben! - Taken by Linley Sambourne, 1905

Leadenhall Market c.1910. London http://spitalfieldslife.com/

Leadenhall Market, vintage everyday: Edwardian Markets – 19 Vintage Photos Show the Trading in the

St. Martin, Ludgate with St. Paul’s Cathedral, c. 1900 (via The Fogs & Smogs of Old London | Spitalfields Life)

Martin, Ludgate (also called St Martin within Ludgate) and St Paul’s Cathedral, 1900 (from The Fogs & Smogs of Old London - Spitalfields Life)

Old photo of one of my favourite pubs, The Grapes in Limehouse (from around 18something?)

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

An unidentified alley in Lambeth, London c. 1860’s. Uneven cobbles, walls jutting out and leaning as if about to collapse, and is that a costermonger’s barrow at the end of the alley?

[ABSOLUTELY PERFECT setting for Carriage en route to burglary AND Chase Scene!] An unidentified alley in Lambeth, London c. Uneven cobbles, walls jutting out and leaning as if about to collapse, and is that a costermonger’s barrow at the end of the alley?

London in 1897 and Now

A new book, 'The Queens' London', makes a striking comparison of the city in the diamond Jubilee years of Queens Victoria and Elizabeth II, 115 years apart. View from: Bow Church, looking east

Bridge House in George Row, Bermondsey, Middlesex – constructed over a stream at Jacob’s Island.

[Wrong era, but great inspiration for Eva's book] The building with the canopy is Bridge House, George Row, Bermondsey, in Built around 1705 and demolished in the place was once surrounded by the Jacob's Island rookery.

Public Disinfectors [Street Life in London] 1877

"Street Life in London" by John Thomson Public Disinfectors - “They receive sixpence an hour for disinfecting houses and removing contaminated clothing and furniture, and these are such busy times that they often work twelve hours a day.

Kensington High Street 1897 A4

Previous Pinner wrote: "Kensington Road 1887 - Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee" Which is wrong as Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee was I'll look into it to either correct the event (Golden Jubilee?

Dicken's London.

Lower Fore Street, a narrow cobblestoned street in Lambeth, pictured in This industrial area became very densely populated over the Victorian period; its inhabitants rose from in 1801 to nearly by the time this photograph was taken.

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