Category Archive: City of London

Feb 16

Old and New London: Volume 1 – Temple Bar

Old and New London: Volume 1  was a book published in 1878 by Cassell, Petter & Galpin. Now out of print, it was digitised by the British History Online project. Table of contents Citation: Walter Thornbury, Old and New London: Volume 1 (London, 1878) British History Online www.british-history.ac.uk/old-new-london/vol1 Temple Bar was rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren, …

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Aug 25

Victorian and Edwardian London

Made as the Victorian era morphed into the Edwardian, this is the earliest known movie footage of London.   It shows a number of scenes taking in locations such as Hyde Park Corner, Parliament Square and Charing Cross Station. We see crowds of people disembarking from a pleasure steamer at Victoria Embankment, pedestrians dodging horse-drawn …

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Jan 03

Saracen’s Head, Aldgate

Saracen’s Head Inn (1880) Aldgate High Street was once a street leading to one of the eight gates of London and was thus a important travelling route in and out of the city. Due to this the street developed a collection of grand timber framed buildings, of which many used as pubs and inns for …

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Nov 15

Old and New London: Volume 1 – Chaucer’s London

Old and New London: Volume 1  was a book published in 1878 by Cassell, Petter & Galpin. Now out of print, it was digitised by the British History Online project. Table of contents Citation: Walter Thornbury, Old and New London: Volume 1 (London, 1878) British History Online www.british-history.ac.uk/old-new-london/vol1 The London of Chaucer’s time (the reigns of …

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Nov 14

Old and New London: Volume 1 – Saxon London

Old and New London: Volume 1  was a book published in 1878 by Cassell, Petter & Galpin. Now out of print, it was digitised by the British History Online project. Table of contents Citation: Walter Thornbury, Old and New London: Volume 1 (London, 1878) British History Online www.british-history.ac.uk/old-new-london/vol1 Our materials for sketching Saxon London are ingularly …

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Nov 13

Old and New London: Volume 1 – Roman London

Old and New London: Volume 1  was a book published in 1878 by Cassell, Petter & Galpin. Now out of print, it was digitised by the British History Online project. Table of contents Citation: Walter Thornbury, Old and New London: Volume 1 (London, 1878) British History Online www.british-history.ac.uk/old-new-london/vol1 Eighteen feet below the level of Cheapside lies …

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Nov 12

Old and New London: Volume 1 – Introduction

Old and New London: Volume 1  was a book published in 1878 by Cassell, Petter & Galpin. Now out of print, it was digitised by the British History Online project. Table of contents Citation: Walter Thornbury, Old and New London: Volume 1 (London, 1878) British History Online www.british-history.ac.uk/old-new-london/vol1 LONDON AS IT WAS AND AS IT IS. …

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Nov 11

Old and New London: Volume 1

Old and New London: Volume 1 was a book published in 1878 by Cassell, Petter & Galpin. Now out of print, it was digitised by the British History Online project. The Volume describes the western part of the City of London, including Cheapside and St Paul’s, and areas to the west of the City, including …

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Oct 19

Alsatia

Liberties were areas which existed during the Middle Ages where rights reserved to the king had been devolved into private hands. London has many of them and the Liberty of Whitefriars was just one of them. Whitefriars was a monastery belonging to the Carmelites, just outside the City of London walls, in the ward of …

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Jul 06

Temple Bar

Temple Bar in 1880 The photograph shows the west side of Temple Bar as it was a short time before its dismantlement shored up with timber to counteract the effects of the excavations for the New Law Courts. Temple Bar was the principal ceremonial entrance to the City of London on its western side from …

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