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This street scene at the corner of Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street shows an open-topped bus with bowler-hatted passengers. The YMCA building on the corner of Great Russell Street was erected in 1912 and replaced in the 1970s

This street scene at the corner of Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street shows an open-topped bus with bowler-hatted passengers. The YMCA building on the corner of Great Russell Street was erected in 1912 and replaced in the

A fascinating late Victorian view of Brunel's London Paddington station before it was extended on the east side with a fourth roof span.  The train is in platform 6 and the view is towards the buffer stops.

A fascinating late Victorian view of Brunel's London Paddington station before it was extended on the east side with a fourth roof span. The train is in platform 6 and the view is towards the buffer stops.

Marble Arch, designed by John Nash in 1827 to be state entrance to the cour d'honneur of Buckingham Palace. Relocated in 1851, it is now stands isolated + incongruously, on a large traffic island at the junction of Oxford St, Park Lane & Edgware Rd. Rooms inside the rebuilt arch were used as a police station - 1851/1968? Housed the royal constables of the Park, later the Metropolitan Police. Samuel Parkes, awarded the VC in the Charge of the Light Brigade, 1854; was stationed there early…

Marble Arch, designed by John Nash in 1827 to be state entrance to the cour…

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