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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".

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...

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...)

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.

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.

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

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....

At the Geffrye Almhouses article by Spitafields Life. spitalfieldslife....

Georgian Shopfronts: Duke's Road, London WC1

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

A Street Scene in the Eighteenth Century West End

St. James’s Park from the Terrace of No. 10 Downing Street. British School, 1736-1740. Museum of Londo via Memoirs of a Gentleman of Leisure

A View of Leicester Square London: 1753

A General View of the City of London, Next the River Thames: 18th century

View from the Terrace of Old Somerset House, before 1775, Paul Sandby

Sion Row, Twickenham. A very charming terrace of 1720s houses.