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Westminster Bridge, c. 1910. The third bridge, built over the Thames after London and Putney Bridges, in 1739-1750. The current bridge by Thomas Page of 1862 is painted green to match the leather seats in the House of Commons.

Westminster Bridge, c. The third bridge, built over the Thames after London and Putney Bridges, in The current bridge by Thomas Page of 1862 is painted green to match the leather seats in the House of Commons. The Bridges of Old London

Street Life in London in 1877 - in pictures

Street Life in London in 1877 - in pictures

Smog of London hiding Big Ben - Taken by Linley Sambourne, 1905

Big Ben envolto em névoa, 1905 / Smog of London hiding Big Ben! - Taken by Linley Sambourne, 1905

Another Lambeth picture, this time of the Thames foreshore where many people found work as labourers or sailors, shortly before the building of the Albert Embankment in 1866-9. It is part of a collection of images by William Strudwick, which are among the only surviving mid 19th-century images of a London working class district.

Dickens's London: in pictures

Lambeth picture, this time of the Thames foreshore where many people found work as labourers or sailors, shortly before the building.

A woman in Clapham (south London) waters vegetables planted on the roof of her Anderson shelter in the garden.

Woman in Clapham, London, growing vegies over the top of her backyard Anderson Shelter.

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