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Exhibition: Lost Victorian City

Location

London Metropolitan Archives,

40 Northampton Road, London,
EC1R 0HB

Dates

This exhibition runs from Mon, 13th May 2024 to Wed, 5th Feb 2025.

Forthcoming dates:

Mon,
27th May 2024  
(10am - 4:30pm)
Tue,
28th May 2024  
(10am - 4:30pm)
Wed,
29th May 2024  
(10am - 7pm)
Thu,
30th May 2024  
(10am - 4:30pm)
Mon,
3rd Jun 2024  
(10am - 4:30pm)
Tue,
4th Jun 2024  
(10am - 4:30pm)
Wed,
5th Jun 2024  
(10am - 7pm)

Cost: Free of Charge

Description

This exhibition takes a look at the collections held at London Metropolitan Archives which provide a window into a Victorian London that has since gone from view. From photographs and records of buildings such as the Oxford Arms in Warwick Lane in 1875, the Pool of London, horse drawn transport, shopping and entertainment, these records chart a rapidly evolving city.

The nineteenth century saw a huge increase in the population of London from just over two million at the time of the 1841 census to around six million by the end of Queen Victoria's reign in 1901. This inevitably shaped the city with an intense period of building to make way for a new infrastructure that impacted the lives of the people of London. Developments in the twentieth century cleared some of the Victorian buildings as they were beginning to be considered old fashioned. Bomb damage during the Second World War also saw many parts of Victorian London swept away.

Using photographs, maps, panoramas, trade cards, watercolours, and historic documents to explore the theme, this exhibition uncovers London's lost secrets.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

Disclaimer

The information and prices in this listing are presumed to be correct at the time of publishing, but please always check with the venue before making a special trip.

All images are supplied by the exhibition organiser.

This exhibition runs from Mon, 13th May 2024 to Wed, 5th Feb 2025

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

May 2024

June 2024

July 2024

August 2024

September 2024

October 2024

November 2024

December 2024

January 2025

February 2025

Location

London Metropolitan Archives,

40 Northampton Road, London,
EC1R 0HB

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