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A soldier hoists his sweetheart over the railings at a London railway station to kiss her goodbye before leaving to join the British Expeditionary Force in France, WWII

British Museum Underground Station, London, 1937 E.O. Hoppe

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Piccadilly Circus, 1900 : Shaftesbury Avenue, the wide street to the left, was cut through the slums of Soho in the 1880s. The street was named after Lord Shaftesbury, the leading Victorian social and housing reformer. The London Pavilion theatre seen here opened in 1885 and the Shaftesbury Memorial in the centre of the circus, better known as Eros, was unveiled in 1895.

Photograph (2004/18480) - Online Museum, London Transport Museum

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London pub 1964

England — George Rodger

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Churchill's funeral, London 1965

England — George Rodger

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Earliest surviving photo of London, ca. 1839

Cabbie's Curios: London's Earliest Photograph

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Edwardian street fashion, 1906-1909. London, photo by amateur photographer Edward Linley Sambourne,

++ Cheapside ,1892 ++ Those people of a century ago occupy these streets of old London eternally. The pictures have frozen their world forever and, walking in these same streets today, my experience can sometimes be akin to that of a visitor exploring the backlot of a film studio long after the actors have gone. BY spitalfieldslife....

Hyde Park, London 1900 skaters on the frozen Serpentine, its been a long time since that happened! Leonard Bentley Flickr

This picture was taken at sunset from the top of Westminster Cathedral in 1953. London faced another killer smog in 1953 after 48 hours of fog trapped the smoke belching from millions of London's chimney pots

60 years since the great smog of London - in pictures

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1904 Harrods Construction of Brompton Street Front Almost Complete.

World War II: London

Credit: Horace Warner/The Religious Society of Friends in Britain A view of Union Place in Spitalfields

Milk Cart, Peckham, Southwark, c.1920

A forgotten profession: In the days before alarm clocks were widely affordable, people like Mary Smith of Brenton Street were employed to rouse sleeping people in the early hours of the morning. They were commonly known as ‘knocker-ups’ or ‘knocker-uppers’. Mrs. Smith was paid sixpence a week to shoot dried peas at market workers’ windows in Limehouse Fields, London. Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870-1945.

An Actual Trainspotter

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A Muffin Man, c.1910, London~ Victorian/Edwardian households had many fresh foods delivered; muffins would be delivered door-to-door by a muffin man.The "muffin" in question was the bread product known in the U.S.A. as English muffins,not the much sweeter cupcake-shaped American variety."Have you seen the muffin man, the muffin man.Have you seen the muffin man who lives down Drury Lane." "The Muffin Man" is a traditional nursery rhyme & children's song.Drury Lane is a thoroughfare in Westminster

The Streets of Old London | Spitalfields Life

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