(From the British Library's Online Gallery) London. A guide for cuntrey men in the famous cittey of London by the helpe of wich plot they shall be able to know how far it is to any street. As allso to go unto the same without forder troble. Anno 1653

A cure for the Plague

Cries of London by Thomas Rowlandson is a series of paintings which show the large number of street merchants who made their daily living by selling their wares on London streets. Via Museum of London © Suzi Love

Football in the Streets of London 16th Century

Old Street Plan of London Bridge showing both sides of the river Pre Great fire of London of 1666 - Courtesy Peter Roberts.

(From the British Library's online Gallery) Shakespeare's house, Stratford upon Avon

Image of the old St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London which was destroyed in the great fire. It was a London landmark Anne Boleyn would have seen regularly. She paused outside during her coronation procession when she watched a tableau vivant.

In 1929, a group of historians found an amazing map drawn on a gazelle skin. Research showed that it was a genuine document drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis, a famous admiral of the Turkish fleet in the sixteenth century.

BILLINGSGATE WARD AND BRIDGE WARD...’. Detailed plan with table of references, featuring London Bridge, Thames Street, Eastcheap, Grace Church Street, The Monument, Fishmongers Hall, Old Billingsgate Fish Market. John Strype ca. 1720

Map of Midtown Manhattan, from 34th Street to 59th Street and from 1st Avenue to 6th Avenue. 1890

Juan de la Cosa Map- The earliest known map to show America, discovered by accident at a Paris bookshop

1653- English diarist John Evelyn notes his tentative decision to wash his hair once a year despite the common belief that bathing can be unhealthy by washing away protective oils which keep out sickness.

Mogg's Strangers Guide To London 1834

Moscow Street Map

Late 1500s Pewter doll, late 16th century (British Museum 2009,8020.5)

Old old old old London...

Constantinople medieval map

Portrait of Mary Kytson, Lady Darcy of Chiche, later, Lady Rivers, British School, circa 1590

Gough Map first known full map of Britain 1350

First British advert for curry powder

Samuel Pepys’ Cries Of London