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Lift girls at Selfridges, 1928.

Lift girls at Selfridges,

10 Hyde Park Place, smallest house in London c 1905

In the middle was the smallest house in London, 10 Hyde Park Place. It was hit by a bomb in during World War

London, Paddington Station, 1940. School boys with gas masks evacuated by train as bombing raids intensify. Life in London during The Blitz of World War II.

London, Paddington Station, 1940 - school boys being evacuated by train as bombing raids intensified - Life in London during The Blitz of World War II from Inknscroll.

Crystal Palace, London, 1851

Great Exhibition photo Claude Marie Ferrier (French Reports of the Juries, 1851 Exhibition. View of Transept, looking south, Westmacott set. Painted and dyed cotton.

Lambeth High Street 1847.

1847 Lambeth High Street Showing the Windmill Pub, a pub called the Windmill still stands on the same site.

A new collection of Victorian photographs conjures up the winding streets and   smoking factories of the city that inspired Charles Dickens.

Dickens's London: in pictures

Lambeth picture, this time of the Thames foreshore where many people found work as labourers or sailors, shortly before the building.

Nearly 300 spectacular photographs of Londons lost buildings from the London Metropolitan Archive in Panoramic format. Tudor, Georgian and Victorian buidings, s

Nearly 300 spectacular photographs of Londons lost buildings from the London Metropolitan Archive in Panoramic format. Tudor, Georgian and Victorian buidings,

The Eastern Poplar

Francis J. Walters, Undertakers, 811 Commercial Rd from Philip Mernick’s East London Shopfronts

Whitechapel

Rippers alley as we kids called it in the led from Durward Street through to Whitechapel high Road. We ran through it scared of being caught by Jack, even though the murders were eighty years earlier.

The Post Office Tower in Oxford Circus Area Central London England finally finished October 1965 with excited local children

Youngsters play on the corner of Great Titchfield Street and Clipstone Street in front of the Post Office Tower, later the BT Tower, in 1965 / LONDON

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