Category Archives: 0-Lon-1891

St Paul’s from Blackfriars

“London in 1891” This view puts the observer right in the roadway. along with the traffic and the policeman. The road is the approach to Blackfriars Bridge, which is out of view on the right. The horse-drawn bus has just … Continue reading

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Fleet Street in Sight of St Paul’s

“London in 1891” The painting made in 1891 is, as far as Fleet Street is concerned, almost timeless. It is still possible to stand at the same spot and see a similar view today. The street-seller is something that you … Continue reading

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Smithfield in Victorian Times

Above: Looking south while standing in the middle of Smithfield. “London in 1891” ‘Oh yes, I known where that is. Its Smithfield – but where are all the cars?’ You probably said something like that when you first looked at … Continue reading

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Mansion House Station

Above: View looking east on the island platform at Mansion House in 1891. It is taken from ‘London City’ published in 1891 by William John Loftie with illustrations by William Luker (Junior). Above: Similar view in 2015, standing on the … Continue reading

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Ludgate Hill on a Snowy Day

“London in 1891” William John Loftie was quite a prolific writer of books on London. Some of them carried illustrations drawn by William Luker (Junior). One of Luker’s drawings is shown at the top of this article. It is taken … Continue reading

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