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Nearly 300 spectacular photographs of Londons lost buildings from the London Metropolitan Archive in Panoramic format. Tudor, Georgian and Victorian buidings, s

Nearly 300 spectacular photographs of Londons lost buildings from the London Metropolitan Archive in Panoramic format. Tudor, Georgian and Victorian buidings,

The Adam and Eve pub is pictured with three large multi-paned square windows, balconies on all three levels and rickety steps leading down to the shore. The establishment was demolished to make way for the Chelsea Embankment. The pub was famously sketched by the American artist James Whistler, who adopted London as his home. This picture shows how the area was more socially and economically diverse in 1860. In the background Chelsea Old Church is visible

Lost London: Trove of some of the earliest photos ever taken show how Thames has changed in 150 years

The Adam and Eve pub is pictured with three large multi-paned square windows, balconies o.

A miserable-looking child beggar is pictured in squalid conditions while wearing no shoes, circa 1900. The image is captioned 'Cinderella'

Harrowing images of Victorian beggars capture 19th century poverty

A miserable-looking child beggar is pictured in squalid conditions while wearing no shoes, circa The image is captioned 'Cinderella' new free bitpop single, "Workdaze": on at tiny.

1923: The exterior of houses in a slum area in Bethnal Green (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

The exterior of houses in a slum area in Bethnal Green (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Shawls and clogs, good humour and good neighbourliness. This group of Lancashire mill girls typifies the spirit of the cotton mills.  Undated

Shawls and clogs, good humour and good neighbourliness. This group of Lancashire mill girls typifies the spirit of the cotton mills.

The Grapes at Limehouse

The Grapes, Limehouse, England. An historic riverside pub dating from 1585 and still in business today.

London tenements

18th Century London – its daily life and hazards.

Unplanned housing “Here falling houses thunder on your head, And here a female atheist talks you dead.” – Samuel Johnson Every visitor to London was impressed by …

Tenement Back Court with wash house, Glasgow, Scotland - Each wife in the building had a 'wash day' when they could use the wash house (not all did, as if you were a little better off (or were thrifty) you could send your washing to the laundry. Big job - had to light a fire (and keep it lit) under the boiler and wait for it to heat and boil your clothes in it then hang them out after reboiling more water to rinse them. People nowadays don't realize how much work it was to live back then.

Tenement Back Court with wash house, Glasgow, Scotland - Each wife in the building had a 'wash day' when they could use the wash house (not all did, as if you were a little better off (or were thrifty) you could send your washing to the laundry. Big job - had to light a fire (and keep it lit) under the boiler and wait for it to heat and boil your clothes in it then hang them out after reboiling more water to rinse them. People nowadays don't realize how much work it was to live back then.

Workers' housing in Wales, 19th Century - most homes were smaller than we are used to today, and had more people living in them

Pit Workers' housing in Wales, Century - most homes were smaller than we are used to today, and had more people living in them. Built in terraces as a fast way of building to accommodate the mining families.

‘Dirty Old London’: A History Of The Victorians’ Infamous Filth Historian Lee Jackson spoke to Fresh Air producer Sam Briger about what it was like to walk around Victorian London: “The first thing you’d notice if you stepped out onto the streets...

Lower Fore Street, a narrow cobblestoned street in Lambeth, pictured in This industrial area became very densely populated over the Victorian period; its inhabitants rose from in 1801 to nearly by the time this photograph was taken.