Photos of Victorian London

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

London Gypsies photographed by John Thomson in 1877 as part of a series entitled 'Street Life in London.' This photograph shows a friendly group gathered around a caravan.

London in the 1920's-chimney sweep - were still around in the 60's &…

Characterful portraits of Londoners, believed to be by photographer Donald McLeish selected from the three volumes of Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.

In Britain vegetables were grown in every available piece of ground during WW2…

Dig for Victory campaign, Schoolchildren receive a gardening lesson, circa The vegetables produced would have been used in the school canteen.

Whitechapel ~ 1888. The year of Jack the Ripper.

- the year of the Jack the Ripper murders and a group of children huddle by the wall in a Whitechapel slum.

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

Tower Beach, 50's East London

Two women take their children for a picnic on Tower Beach, an artificial beach near Tower Bridge on the River Thames, London

Zepplins over London

Image detail for -In WWI Germany made bombing attacks on Britain with Zeppelin .

U.K. 1876 Street Life in Victorian London

Cast-Iron Billy (a driver, holding whip) Street Life In London: ‘Careful Observations Among The Poor’ In 1877 Photos)