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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".

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18th Century London

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Goodman's Fields Theatre, Ayliffe Street, London

A View of Leicester Square, Thomas Bowles, 1753.

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

The Henry VIII Gateway with a view of St George's Chapel, c.1775, Paul Sandby. A watercolour drawing of the Henry VIII Gateway, looking into the Castle from the gate towards the west end of St George's Chapel and the Horseshoe Cloister. | Royal Collection

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

Hatchards – Ye Olde Book Shoppe

St Martin’s-Le-Grand, 1760 from St Martin’s-Le-Grand, 1760 via Lost in Long Forgotten London Spitalfields Life

Fine Huguenot house of 1726, Fournier Street, Georgian Streets of London. Read more about Fournier Street here:

A View Towards Hanover Square from Holles Street London, 1775, - James Miller

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...

Of Chocolate Kitchens And Chocolate Tours

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...

1909 Fournier St

Little Green Street, London

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

18th Century London – its daily life and hazards.

56 Artillery Lane, Spitalfields, one of London's oldest shop fronts, occupied in the 1750s by Nicholas Jourdain, Huguenot Silk Mercer and Director of the French Hospital. In 1827 no. 58 was modernised with a plain Regency front, only a few years before the weaving economy in Spitalfields collapsed and the area became impoverished. See also

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

Merchant stalls at the Royal Exchange, 1786.

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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.

Elias Martin, 'View of Hanover Square', 1769. Image at Yale Books.

The ‘perfect world’ of the London Square: Author article by Todd Longstaffe-Gowan - Yale University Press London Blog

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

March « 2010 « The Anglophile

On the day of the launch of The East End Preservation Society, the story of how the Geffrye Museum came to be founded as the outcome of a row over the proposed redevelopment of the Ironmongers’ Almshouses in the Kingsland Rd a century ago. spitalfieldslife....