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Choose from 213 pictures in our Oldest collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Doggetts Coat and Badge Race, River Thames, London Featured Print

Doggetts Coat and Badge Race, River Thames, London

Watermen on duty at the end of Doggett's Coat and Badge Race on the River Thames. They are wearing the livery of the Fishmongers Company. This is believed to be the oldest rowing race in the world, the competitors being a maximum of six apprentice watermen. It has been held every year since 1715, running between London Bridge and Cadogan Pier, Chelsea, passing under a total of eleven bridges en route. The winner's prize is a traditional waterman's red coat with a silver badge, plus a lapel badge. There are also various money prizes given by the Fishmongers Company. Thomas Doggett was an actor and comedian who relied on watermen for transport -- he instigated the race in 1715, and left instructions in his will for it to continue after his death in 1721

© Mary Evans Picture Library

Monmouth House in 1770 Featured Print

Monmouth House in 1770

A 17th-century mansion in Soho Square (then called Kings Square) built for the Duke of Monmouth, the oldest illegitimate son of King Charles II. After the Dukes execution for trying to lead a rebellion against the unpopular Catholic successor to Charles, James II, the house was owned by the Bateman family and loaned to various important people including the French ambassador before being demolished in 1773

© Mary Evans / Peter & Dawn Cope Collection Mary Evans / Peter & Dawn Cope Collection

The Tower Subway Featured Print

The Tower Subway

The second oldest tunnel running under the Thames, running between Tower Hill on the north side of the river, through to Vine Lane on the south side of the river (just to the west of Tower Bridge). It was built in 1868 and pioneered the use of cast iron to line the tunnel, never having been used previously. It was used as a foot tunnel until the coming of the toll-free Tower Bridge. Nowadays the Tower Subway is used to carry telecommunications cables and is not open to the public

© Mary Evans / Peter & Dawn Cope Collection Mary Evans / Peter & Dawn Cope Collection