Old London Bridge spanned the Thames from 1209-1831. Heads on spikes, revolutionary residents & Nonsuch House; the bridge boasts a turbulent & colourful history. Bone up here.

Old London Bridge spanned the Thames from Heads on spikes, revolutionary residents & Nonsuch House; the bridge boasts a turbulent & colourful history.

The Poor's Churchyard, Smithfield. c. 1877

Cloth Fair, next to Smithfield Market. You can see more pictures from the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London in The Ghosts of Old London and In Search of Relics of Old London.

The Old Dick Whittington public house at 24 Cloth Fair (demolished 1919) gives a good impression of how the Mountjoy's house on the corner of Silver Street would have appeared, with two gables, three storeys and an attic.

The Old Dick Whittington public house, 24 Cloth Fair, City of London, - viewed from Middle Street. It was a century timber framed house. It first became a beerhouse in although later falsely claimed to be the oldest licensed premises in London.

Sir Walter Raleigh's house in Blackwall #London. It was demolished during the construction of the Blackwall tunnel

Walter Raleigh’s House London, c. Sir Walter Raleigh’s house at Blackwall, London. The house was demolished during construction of the Blackwall Tunnel

An engraving by Claes Van Visscher showing Old London Bridge in 1616, with Southwark Cathedral in the foreground. The spiked heads of executed criminals can be seen above the Southwark gatehouse

An engraving by Claes Van Visscher showing Old London Bridge in with Southwark Cathedral in the foreground. The spiked heads of executed criminals can be seen above the Southwark gatehouse

Market Court, Kensington High Street, London typifies the squalor of many of the slum courtyards of  urban Victorian England

London Slum Market Court, Kensington Who would have thought there once was a slum in an area that now has Harrods and Harvey Nichols in it?

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