Regent Street, London c 1885

Regent Street, London c 1885 - I love this one - look at the symmetry of the buildings (and the clear road!

Houses on the Southbank of the Thames, 1850! Fascinating early photographs of London

27 fascinating photographs of a London lost to time

circa 1890: Traffic on London Bridge. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

London Bridge circa Traffic on London Bridge. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images).

A street party at Morpeth Street, in London's East End, to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Original Publication: Picture Post - 6542 - Cockneys' Own Party - pub. 1953

A street party at Morpeth Street, in London's East End, to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Original Publication: Picture Post - 6542 - Cockneys' Own Party - pub. 1953 always a party for the queen

Commercial Road, East End c.1890.

“A secondhand clothes seller at Newcastle cloth market reads as customers inspect her goods. A set of original glass negatives showing street scenes of century Newcastle found by Aaron Guy, who works at the city’s Mining Institute.

How the ruined streets of London have been transformed since the aftermath of WWII. February 1945: Buckea's bakers shop, stands alone on the corner of Boswell Street and Theobalds Road, Holborn, after heavy bombing Picture: Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images

Churchill's London then and now: How London was rebuilt after WWII

How the ruined streets of London have been transformed since the aftermath of WWII. February Buckea's bakers shop, stands alone on the corner of Boswell Street and Theobalds Road, Holborn, after heavy bombing Picture: Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images

Turn of the century: Despite the lack of cars, John Rennie's London Bridge was a hive of people, carts and carriages as this photo taken in 1900 reveals

Incredible photos reveal London's transformation over 200 years

'There was a wonder as Papa was crowned': What Princess Elizabeth, 11, thought…

'There was a wonder as Papa was crowned': What Princess Elizabeth, 11, thought of her father's magnificent - if chaotic - Coronation

Magnificence: The Coronation procession for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth showing coach and horses on the Embankment in London

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