Historic London: 15 pictures showing how the streets of London looked over the last century

By Culture24 Reporter | 10 March 2016

Look closely enough and you can still see historic features around the modern capital. Take a tour with Street View-style app Historic London

An old photo of London's Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace (circa 1908). The flag flying indicates that the King is in residence© Courtesy Historic London
An old photo of London's Fleet Street
Fleet Street (circa 1890). Looking east towards St Paul's Cathedral© Courtesy Historic London
An old photo of London's Covent Garden
Covent Garden (circa 1905). The south side of the market, with Southampton Street to the left of the shot© Courtesy Historic London
An old photo of London's Clapham area
Clapham Common (circa 1915). The clock tower and The Plough Inn© Courtesy Historic London
An old photo of London's Cheapside
Cheapside (circa 1909). The church of St Mary-le-Bow is in the background© Courtesy Historic London
An old photo of London's Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Circus (circa 1949). Looking up Shaftesbury Avenue© Courtesy Historic London
An old photo of London's Oxford Street
Oxford Street (circa 1961). The then-newly constructed Bond Street tube station© Courtesy Historic London
An old photo of London's Harrods
Harrods (circa 1940). Brompton Road, with the department store in the background© Courtesy Historic London
An old photo of London's New Scotland Yard
The Houses of Parliament from Victoria Embankment. Scotland House is to the right and the Elizabeth Tower is in the centre© Courtesy Historic London
An old photo of London's Hyde Park
Hyde Park Corner (early 1920s)© Courtesy Historic London
An old photo of London's Oxford Street and Circus
Oxford Circus (circa 1904). Looking east towards New Oxford Street© Courtesy Historic London
An old photo of London's Stockwell
Stockwell (1920s). Looking north up South Lambeth Road from the war memorial© Courtesy Historic London
An old photo of London's Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge (September 28 1892)© Courtesy Historic London
An old photo of London's Whitehall
Whitehall (circa 1910). Looking south towards the Houses of Parliament© Courtesy Historic London
Cheapside© Courtesy Historic London

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Really interesting especially the Buckingham Palace one as it's the first time I've seen a photo of it before the recladding.
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