Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in 1901 – in pictures
In 1901-2, Horace Warner took photos of East End street kids, who he called 'Spitalfields nippers'. Here's a selection of the rare ones that have survived to this day
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.
1914: life before war – in pictures
The world was soon be plunged into the horror of war, but in the early months of 1914 in Britain, the carnage of the trenches seemed unimaginable
In London with Virginia Woolf
Can you love a city as you do a person? You can, if that city is London and if the lover’s soul has as much endurance as that of Virginia Woolf, the mythical English writer and author of some of the most groundbreaking works of 20th century literature.
Suffragette Procession on route to Hyde Park, Women's Sunday 21st June 1908. This was one of the seven processions that marched through London on Women's Sunday to a rally in Hyde Park.