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18th Century London

Maps and images showcasing the largest metropolis on the planet in the 1700s! The New York of the Eighteenth Century. As Samuel Johnson said "If you are sick of London, you are sick of life".

At White Hart Inn yard, photo taken in 1870s, but would have remained relatively unchanged since the 18thC

The Ghosts of Old London | Spitalfields Life

Rocque’s Map of London, 1741-5. Click through to find higher resolution and clickable map!

Rocque’s Map 1741-5 | Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society

Hatchards Booksellers since 1797, Piccadilly. The oldest surviving bookshop in London.

Hatchards – Ye Olde Book Shoppe

Georgian London Chocolate House Tours: A two-hour walking tour led by historian Dr Matthew Green. Covering the area around Jermyn Street, St James’s Square, Pall Mall, London’s smallest public square Pickering Place, and St James’s Street via several back streets and alleyways, its aim is to show how the drink corrupted London’s most fashionable district. Read more about unreal city audio tour of Georgian London chocolate houses: unrealcityaudio.c...

Building on a fully GIS compliant version of John Rocque's 1746 map of London, this site allows you to relate an eighteenth-century representation of the metropolis to the first accurate OS map of London (1869-80), and to a modern Google Maps environment. www.locatinglondo...


George Seddon's Shop, Aldersgate Street, 1753. Seddon (1727-1801) was the founder of the largest firm of furniture-makers in London. His workshop was described by London visitor Sophie v. La Roche in 1786: He employs 400 apprentices on any work connected with the making of household furniture—joiners, carvers, gilders, mirror-workers, upholsterers, girdlers—who mould the bronze into graceful patterns—& locksmiths. All housed in a building with 6 wings...

Unplanned housing, Daily life and hazards, 18th century London (Source: theloveforhistory...)

18th Century London – its daily life and hazards.

Georgian Houses in Sion Road, Twickenham, London. One of the oldest and best preserved houses in the street -

Green Park: At the time, the park was on the outskirts of London and remained an isolated area well into the 18th century, when it was known as a haunt of highwaymen and thieves; Horace Walpole was one of many to be robbed there.This building constructed in Green Park for the Royal Fireworks on 27 April 1749, celebrating the signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1748 The music for the fireworks was composed by G F Haendel 1685-1759 England, 18th Century Engraving.

One of the best preserved Georgian streets in London, Queen Anne’s Gate, Westminster. Patrick Baty carried out an analysis of one of the best preserved houses.

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese (1667). Oldest pub in London. 145 Fleet Street, near St. Paul’s.

March « 2010 « The Anglophile

Three centuries ago, the roads around this pub in Mayfair, London were dominated by horsedrawn carriages of Georgian aristocrats and servants who led the way by foot. These servants used The Only Running Footman, or The Running Horse as it was named then, as a meeting and resting place. #theonlyrunningfootman