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Londons Collection

Background imageLondons Collection: Claridges Hotel 1940S

Claridges Hotel 1940S
The front entrance of Claridges, one of Londons premier hotels

Background imageLondons Collection: Festival of Britain View

Festival of Britain View
Aerial view of the exhibition site of the 1951 Festival of Britain on Londons South Bank showing the Dome of Discovery, The Skylon and other pavilions

Background imageLondons Collection: METROLAND MAP

METROLAND MAP
A map of Metro-Land, the residential area in Londons northwest hinterland, served by Londons Underground though in these parts most of it runs over ground. Date: 1926

Background imageLondons Collection: Hanworth Park, Londons Country Flying Club

Hanworth Park, Londons Country Flying Club
Illustration showing Londons Country Flying Club, a mansion set in the middle of Hanworth Park

Background imageLondons Collection: Londons new amusement: Up and down the escalator

Londons new amusement: Up and down the escalator
Illustration from 1911 of the first escalators ever installed on the underground, between the District and the Piccadilly line platforms at Earls Court station

Background imageLondons Collection: LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey SE1

LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey SE1
Opened in 1928, Dockhead fire station was also the fictional fire station Blackwall in the highly acclaimed London Weekend Television series Londons Burning (1998-2002)

Background imageLondons Collection: Street Accordionists

Street Accordionists
Selected from the ranks of Londons street artists, these musicians perform on the kerb for a BBC broadcast

Background imageLondons Collection: Dandies / Beau Brummel

Dandies / Beau Brummel
BEAU BRUMMELL In Londons Bond Street Brummell, after being ignored by the Prince Regent (George IV) asks Lord Moira, Whos your fat friend ?

Background imageLondons Collection: Post Office Tower

Post Office Tower
Post Office (British Telecom) Tower, one of Londons most famous landmarks, building started in 1961 and the tower was completed in July 1964. View from Percy Street, W1. Date: built 1961 - 1964

Background imageLondons Collection: 5 Chester Terrace, Regents Park, by Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson

5 Chester Terrace, Regents Park, by Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson
A watercolour and pen painting of the Chester Terrace, Regents Park, London. The Illustrated London News featured a long running series of paintings of Londons architecture by Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson

Background imageLondons Collection: London Tram 1952

London Tram 1952
The last week in service for the poor old Route 36 tram, from Abbey Wood to Embankment via the Old Kent Road and Blackfriars. Londons very last tram ran on 7 July 1952

Background imageLondons Collection: Underground Straphangers

Underground Straphangers
STRAP-HANGERS : So popular is Londons underground that often there are not enough seats : for the convenience of those standing, straps are thoughtfully provided

Background imageLondons Collection: Festival of Britain

Festival of Britain
Night scene showing the illuminated exhibition site of the 1951 Festival Britain on Londons South Bank with the Skylon glowing in the dark and the Dome of Discovery visible

Background imageLondons Collection: The Royal College of Art, by Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson

The Royal College of Art, by Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson
A watercolour and pen painting of The Royal College of Art, London. The Illustrated London News featured a long running series of paintings of Londons architecture by Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson during

Background imageLondons Collection: Londons Masonic Lodges

Londons Masonic Lodges
London Masons meet in front of a board representing the many Lodges of Great Britain

Background imageLondons Collection: Telephone Exchange 1929

Telephone Exchange 1929
Londons new Automatic Telephone Exchange, showing an engineer testing the new revolutionary system, whereby subscribers were connected without an operator

Background imageLondons Collection: Selfridges Exterior 30S

Selfridges Exterior 30S
An exterior view of Selfridges department store on Londons Oxford Street

Background imageLondons Collection: Electric Tram London

Electric Tram London
A tram running from Bloomsbury in the west to Whitechapel and Poplar in the east, by way of Londons famous Spitalfields Market

Background imageLondons Collection: Dance at the Dorchester

Dance at the Dorchester
Dancing at the Dorchester Hotel, fashionably located in Park Lane, Mayfair, Londons smartest district. Evening dress is of course de rigueur

Background imageLondons Collection: LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey
Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey, SE London, built in 1928. This fire station was the location for the early seasons of the ITV series Londons Burning

Background imageLondons Collection: Tower Bridge / Carts 1930S

Tower Bridge / Carts 1930S
Two horse-drawn carts, one from the Metropolitan Cartage Co. wait while Londons Tower Bridge opens

Background imageLondons Collection: Clifton Bridge Photo

Clifton Bridge Photo
Clifton suspension bridge over the Avon, linking Gloucester- shire and Somerset, opened 1864, is largely constructed from the materials of Londons former Hungerford Bridge

Background imageLondons Collection: London Transport tram ticket 1952

London Transport tram ticket 1952
Selection of original tram tickets for London Transport on the last tram week, showing the fronts and backs. Date: March to July 1952

Background imageLondons Collection: Caterham Asylum, Surrey

Caterham Asylum, Surrey
Charity collectors at the gates of Caterham Imbeciles Asylum. Behind are the barred windows of a ward block. Like its twin at Leavesden

Background imageLondons Collection: Caterham Asylum. Surrey - Disabled Childrens Ward

Caterham Asylum. Surrey - Disabled Childrens Ward
A disabled childrens ward at Caterham Imbeciles Asylum. Like its twin at Leavesden, the asylum was established in 1870 by the Metropolitan Asylums Board for Londons sick poor with mental conditions

Background imageLondons Collection: Caterham Asylum, Surrey - Childrens Training Centre

Caterham Asylum, Surrey - Childrens Training Centre
The childrens training centre at Caterham Imbeciles Asylum. Like its twin at Leavesden, the asylum was established in 1870 by the Metropolitan Asylums Board for Londons sick poor with mental

Background imageLondons Collection: Caterham Asylum, Surrey - Carpentry Class

Caterham Asylum, Surrey - Carpentry Class
A carpentry class for inmates of Caterham Imbeciles Asylum. Like its twin at Leavesden, the asylum was established in 1870 by the Metropolitan Asylums Board for Londons sick poor with mental

Background imageLondons Collection: Fulham Palace

Fulham Palace
View of the Bishop of Londons Seat at Fulham in Middlesex

Background imageLondons Collection: Hampton Court Palace, by Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson

Hampton Court Palace, by Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson
A watercolour and pen painting of Hampton Court Palace, London. The Illustrated London News featured a long running series of paintings of Londons architecture by Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson during

Background imageLondons Collection: Londons new telephone-post kiosk

Londons new telephone-post kiosk
A new telephone kiosk in use in a London street, showing a caller inside, postage stamps being bought from the machine outside, and a postman collecting mail from the letterbox

Background imageLondons Collection: First Underground Train

First Underground Train
The first public train on Londons underground Metropolitan Railway takes passengers from Paddington to Farringdon Street

Background imageLondons Collection: Windmill Girls on TV

Windmill Girls on TV
The Windmill Girls - showgirls from Londons Windmill Theatre - feature in an early BBC transmission from Alexandra Palace

Background imageLondons Collection: Social - Claridges Lunch

Social - Claridges Lunch
Luncheon at Claridges Hotel, a convenient eatery if you are shopping in Londons Mayfair Date: 1912

Background imageLondons Collection: Victoria Park, London

Victoria Park, London
A charming view of the boating lake at Victoria Park, London, the largest open space in Londons East End. Date: 1950s

Background imageLondons Collection: Aluminium Tram 1932

Aluminium Tram 1932
Trams with aluminium bodies are introduced on Londons tramways : this one is on the Borough and LOndon Bridge route. Date: 1932

Background imageLondons Collection: Programme cover for Grosvenor Gaieties

Programme cover for Grosvenor Gaieties at the Grosvenor House, London, 1934 1934

Background imageLondons Collection: Peabody and John Bull

Peabody and John Bull
GEORGE PEABODY the American philanthropist shames John Bull into digging into his own pocket to help Londons homeless. Date: 1860S

Background imageLondons Collection: The Terrace, Windsor Castle, by Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson

The Terrace, Windsor Castle, by Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson
A watercolour and pen painting of the Terrace, Windsor Castle, London. The Illustrated London News featured a long running series of paintings of Londons architecture by Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson

Background imageLondons Collection: MILK BELOW

MILK BELOW
In Londons Cavendish Square the milk-woman cries Milk below ! to the servants in the basements of the houses

Background imageLondons Collection: Aux Elegantes Poster

Aux Elegantes Poster
Poster advertising Aux Elegantes in Londons Old Brompton Road

Background imageLondons Collection: Billingsgate Fishwife

Billingsgate Fishwife
A fishwife of Billingsgate, Londons fish market

Background imageLondons Collection: East End Opium Den

East End Opium Den
An opium den in Londons East End - sixpenceworth, which is about a thimble-full and half as much again, seems to be the ordinary allowance

Background imageLondons Collection: Whitechapel Market, East London

Whitechapel Market, East London
Aerial view of Whitechapel Market in Londons East End. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageLondons Collection: Lighting up the face of the Clock Tower, London 1900

Lighting up the face of the Clock Tower, London 1900
Every night the caretaker climbs the spiral steps of the the Clock Tower (Elizabeth Tower) to ignite the gas lights behind the dials of the infamous clockface so that London can see the time

Background imageLondons Collection: The Grapes, Limehouse

The Grapes, Limehouse
An illustration of The Grapes, a public house on the north bank of the Thames, in London's Limehouse area. The original pub was built in 1583 much

Background imageLondons Collection: King Edward VII and French President Fallieres, London

King Edward VII and French President Fallieres, London
King Edward VII and French President Fallieres visit the Franco-British Exhibition at London's White City Date: 1908

Background imageLondons Collection: Map of London's Leading Cinemas and Music Halls

Map of London's Leading Cinemas and Music Halls Date: 1931

Background imageLondons Collection: Darkest London's Brightest Lights

Darkest London's Brightest Lights Date: 1916



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