Old London Blog

Soho Square, London in 1700

Scanned from ‘Old and New London – Its History, its people and its places’, published by Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. 1878. Built in the late 1670s, Soho Square was in its early years...

Exeter Change in 1826

The Exeter Exchange, popularly known as the Exeter ‘Change, was on the north side of the Strand in London. It was built on the site of Exeter House, a residence of the Earls of...

London Watchman – 18th Century

Scanned from ‘Old and New London – Its History, its people and its places’, published by Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. 1878. Night watchmen patrolled the streets between 9 or 10 pm until sunrise,...

The new Law Courts, London

Scanned from ‘Old and New London – Its History, its people and its places’, published by Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. 1878. The Royal Courts of Justice, commonly called the Law Courts, is a...

The King’s Mews, London, 1750

Scanned from ‘Old and New London – Its History, its people and its places’, published by Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. 1878. The first set of stables to be referred to as a mews...

Titus Oates in the Pillory

Scanned directly from ‘Old and New London – Its History, its people and its places’, published by Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. 1878. Illustration of Titus Oates in the Pillory. The Popish Plot was...

Mrs Salmon’s Waxwork

Scanned directly from ‘Old and New London – Its History, its people and its places’, published by Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. 1878. Illustration of Mrs Salmon’s Waxwork, Fleet Street, London – “Palace of...

The “Bolt-in-Tun” 1859

Scanned directly from ‘Old and New London – Its History, its people and its places’, published by Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. 1878. Illustration of The “Bolt-in-Tun” London in 1859. The Bolt-in-Tun was a...

Scrambling for pence

Scanned directly from The Illustrated London News, Saturday May 27, 1876. The image shows men ‘scrambling for pence’ for the amusement of the crowd on the occasion of the visit to London by the...

Waterloo Place

Waterloo Place & Part of Regent Street, 1828. From ‘London in the 19th Century’ by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd.