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Tower Hamlets Collection

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Agas Map of London, c1561

Agas Map of London, c1561. Sheet 10, showing part of Southwark, London Bridge, ships on the River Thames, part of the City of London and the Tower of London with its moat

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Old pub on the River Thames, London, 1926-1927

Old pub on the River Thames, London, 1926-1927. An old tavern on the riverside at Limehouse. Illustration from Wonderful London, edited by Arthur St John Adcock, Volume I

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Entrance to Regents Canal Dock, Limehouse, London, 1828. Artist: Frederick James Havell

Entrance to Regents Canal Dock, Limehouse, London, 1828. Artist: Frederick James Havell
Entrance to Regents Canal Dock, Limehouse, London, 1828. View with boats and crew on Regents Canal and figures on the dockside

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: The Harbour Masters office at 74 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London, c1905. Artist

The Harbour Masters office at 74 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London, c1905. Artist
The Harbour Masters office at 74 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London, c1905

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Christ Church, Spitalfields, London, 1815

Christ Church, Spitalfields, London, 1815. View with figures and carts in the street. Built between 1714 and 1729, the church was designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: A Chinese shop, Limehouse, London, c1900 (1901)

A Chinese shop, Limehouse, London, c1900 (1901). From Living London, Vol. 1, edited by George R. Sims. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York & Melbourne, 1901]

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: View near Limehouse Bridge, London, looking down the River Thames, 1751

View near Limehouse Bridge, London, looking down the River Thames, 1751

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: View of the west side of Tower Bridge, London, c1950

View of the west side of Tower Bridge, London, c1950
View of the west side of Tower Bridge, Stepney, London, c1950, from the beach at Tower Wharf, showing children playing. Barges pass along the river in the background

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Crowd outside the closed East India Dock Gates, Poplar, London, 1897

Crowd outside the closed East India Dock Gates, Poplar, London, 1897. Men wait, locked out of the East India Docks, probably during a strike in which the dock workers demanded fair pay

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: View of the (proposed) western archway of the Thames Tunnel, London, c1831

View of the (proposed) western archway of the Thames Tunnel, London, c1831. The Thames Tunnel, connecting Wapping and Rotherhithe, was the first underwater tunnel in the world

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Palestine Place, Bethnal Green, London, c1840. Artist: F Jones

Palestine Place, Bethnal Green, London, c1840. Artist: F Jones
Palestine Place, Bethnal Green, London, c1840. Palestine Place was the centre of missionary operations of the London Society for promoting Christianity amongst the Jews

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Miseries of London, 1812

Miseries of London, 1812. A woman walking down Wapping Old Stairs being assailed by a group of watermen plying for trade. Two figures watch from a balcony

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Limehouse Dock, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré

Limehouse Dock, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré
Limehouse Dock, 1872. Limehouse Dock in Tower Hamlets used by seagoing vessels to offload cargo to canal barges, for onward transport along the Regents Canal. From, " LONDON

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Church of St Anne, Limehouse, London, 1811. Artist: John Coney

Church of St Anne, Limehouse, London, 1811. Artist: John Coney
Church of St Anne, Limehouse, London, 1811. View looking across the churchyard. Designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, St Anne s, Limehouse was built between 1714 and 1725

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Wharves at Limehouse, London, c1850. Artist: Frederick J Goff

Wharves at Limehouse, London, c1850. Artist: Frederick J Goff
Wharves at Limehouse, London, c1850. View with barges in the foreground

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: South view of the Tower of London with boats on the River Thames, 1776

South view of the Tower of London with boats on the River Thames, 1776

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: East India Docks, Poplar, London, 1808. Artist: William Daniell

East India Docks, Poplar, London, 1808. Artist: William Daniell
View of the East India Docks, Poplar, London, looking south towards Isle of Dogs with the River Lea on the left, 1808

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Brunswick Dock, and East India Dock, Poplar, London, 1803. Artist: William Daniell

Brunswick Dock, and East India Dock, Poplar, London, 1803. Artist: William Daniell
Brunswick Dock, and East India Dock, Poplar, London, 1803. Brunswick and East India Docks looking east with the River Lea in the middle distance and Perrys Masthouse on the right

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: A view of Pennyfields, Chinatown, London, 20th century

A view of Pennyfields, Chinatown, London, 20th century. A Chinese community began to become established in Limehouse on the banks of the Thames in East London in the late 18th century

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Middlesex Street (Late Petticoat Lane) on a Sunday Morning, 1891. Artist: William Luker

Middlesex Street (Late Petticoat Lane) on a Sunday Morning, 1891. Artist: William Luker
Middlesex Street (Late Petticoat Lane) on a Sunday Morning, 1891. Petticoat Lane Market, a fashion and clothing market in the East End of London, consists of two adjacent street markets

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Great Eastern on the stocks at Millwall on the Thames, 1857

Great Eastern on the stocks at Millwall on the Thames, 1857. View from the stern, showing the vessel in John Scott Russells (1808-1882) yard

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Flood waters in the moat at the Tower of London, 1928, (1935). Creator: Unknown

Flood waters in the moat at the Tower of London, 1928, (1935). Creator: Unknown
Flood waters in the moat at the Tower of London, 1928, (1935). The worst Thames flood within living memory...the Tower moat - ordinarily used as a football ground - filled with water

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Bishops cottage, Nova Scotia Gardens, Bethnal Green, London, c1850

Bishops cottage, Nova Scotia Gardens, Bethnal Green, London, c1850. The home of John Bishop, resurrectionist, who, with Thomas Williams, was hanged at Newgate on 5th December 1831

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Tower of London. General View from the South, c1920. Creator: Unknown

Tower of London. General View from the South, c1920. Creator: Unknown
Tower of London. General View from the South, c1920. Londons famous historic palace, prison, fortress and armoury, dating from the 11th century. In the foreground is the River Thames. Postcard

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: The Grapes, Limehouse, London, 1936. Creator: Unknown

The Grapes, Limehouse, London, 1936. Creator: Unknown
The Grapes, Limehouse, London, 1936. The Grapes, Grade II listed public house on the Thames. Current building dates from 1720s on site of a pub built 1583

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Outside the Peoples Palace in the Mile End Road, c1935. Creator: Donald McLeish

Outside the Peoples Palace in the Mile End Road, c1935. Creator: Donald McLeish
Outside the Peoples Palace in the Mile End Road, c1935. The Peoples Palace was the brainchild of philanthropist John Thomas Barber Beaumont (1774-1841)

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Map and table of Limehouse in the Parish of Stepney, London, 1703

Map and table of Limehouse in the Parish of Stepney, London, 1703. With a title in the bottom left corner flanked by two sailing ships. Stepney is now in the London borough of Tower Hamlets

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: View of HMS London sailing beneath Tower Bridge, London, 1988

View of HMS London sailing beneath Tower Bridge, London, 1988
View of the warship HMS London sailing beneath Tower Bridge, Stepney, London, 1988. a fireboat sprays fountains of water into the air in the foreground

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Front elevation of the Church of St George in the East, Stepney, London, 1800. Artist

Front elevation of the Church of St George in the East, Stepney, London, 1800. Artist
Front elevation of the Church of St George in the East, Stepney, London, 1800. St George in the East Church was built 1714-1726 to the design of Nicholas Hawksmoor

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: H. M. Iron steam-frigate 'Trident', 1845. Creator: Unknown

H. M. Iron steam-frigate "Trident", 1845. Creator: Unknown
H.M. Iron steam-frigate " Trident", 1845. The Trident is the first Iron Steam-Ship-of-War ordered by her Majestys Admiralty to be built. She was launched from Messrs

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Birds eye view of the London Docks, 1845. Creator: Unknown

Birds eye view of the London Docks, 1845. Creator: Unknown
Birds eye view of the London Docks, 1845. Sailing ships in dock on the River Thames. The London Docks are separated from St. Katharines by Nightingale-lane

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Palm Sunday in Spitalfields, 1844. Creator: Unknown

Palm Sunday in Spitalfields, 1844. Creator: Unknown
Palm Sunday in Spitalfields, 1844. In the neighbourhood of London... " palming" is still a practice on the Sunday before Easter

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: View of the Tower, October 1, 1809. October 1, 1809. Creators: Thomas Rowlandson

View of the Tower, October 1, 1809. October 1, 1809. Creators: Thomas Rowlandson
View of the Tower, October 1, 1809

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: The Tower of London and the Tower Bridge, London, England, c1930s. Creator: Unknown

The Tower of London and the Tower Bridge, London, England, c1930s. Creator: Unknown
The Tower of London and the Tower Bridge, London, England, c1930s. Tower Bridge built 1886-1894 and the Tower of London, used as a prison from 1100-1952

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Penny Gaff Frequenters, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré

Penny Gaff Frequenters, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré
Penny Gaff Frequenters, 1872. A family sleep on the streets of Whitechapel near the Garrick Theatre penny gaff. From, " LONDON. A Pilgrimage" by Gustave Dore and Blanchard Jerrold

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Columbia Market, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré

Columbia Market, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré
Columbia Market, 1872. Columbia Market in Bethnal Green was built by the philanthropist, Angela Burdett-Coutts at St. Leonard s, Shoreditch. From, " LONDON

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Coffee Shop - Petticoat Lane, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré

Coffee Shop - Petticoat Lane, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré
Coffee Shop-Petticoat Lane, 1872. Crowded interior of a coffee shop in Petticoat Lane, Spitalfields, London. From, " LONDON. A Pilgrimage" by Gustave Dore and Blanchard Jerrold

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Whitechapel - A Shady Place, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré

Whitechapel - A Shady Place, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré
Whitechapel-A Shady Place, 1872. From, " LONDON. A Pilgrimage" by Gustave Dore and Blanchard Jerrold. [Grant and Co. 72-78, Turnmill Street, E.C. 1872]

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: A Whitechapel Coffee House, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré

A Whitechapel Coffee House, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré
A Whitechapel Coffee House, 1872. From, " LONDON. A Pilgrimage" by Gustave Dore and Blanchard Jerrold. [Grant and Co. 72-78, Turnmill Street, E.C. 1872]

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Whitechapel Refreshments, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré

Whitechapel Refreshments, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré
Whitechapel Refreshments, 1872. A group stand round a potato vendor in Londons East End. From, " LONDON. A Pilgrimage" by Gustave Dore and Blanchard Jerrold. [Grant and Co

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Tower of London, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré

Tower of London, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré
Tower of London, 1872. The Tower of London was used as a prison from 1100 until 1952. From, " LONDON. A Pilgrimage" by Gustave Dore and Blanchard Jerrold. [Grant and Co

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: The Rag Merchants Home - Coulston Street, Whitechapel, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré

The Rag Merchants Home - Coulston Street, Whitechapel, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré
The Rag Merchants Home-Coulston Street, Whitechapel, 1872. A rag mean measures cloth on Goulston Street in Londons East End. From, " LONDON

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Poplar Dock, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré

Poplar Dock, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré
Poplar Dock, 1872. Poplar Dock on the Isle of Dogs, originally a series of reservoirs built by the West India Company, in 1828 was converted to a railway dock used mainly to import coal from

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: The Great Warehouse-St. Katherines Dock, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré

The Great Warehouse-St. Katherines Dock, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré
The Great Warehouse-St. Katherines Dock, 1872. When St Katharine Docks were built by engineer Thomas Telford, he specified the warehouses designed by architect Philip Hardwick be built

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: St. Katherines Dock, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré

St. Katherines Dock, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré
St. Katherines Dock, 1872. When St Katharine Docks were built by engineer Thomas Telford, he specified warehouses designed by architect Philip Hardwick be built on the quayside so goods could be

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Wentworth Street, Whitechapel, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré

Wentworth Street, Whitechapel, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré
Wentworth Street, Whitechapel, 1872. From, " LONDON. A Pilgrimage" by Gustave Dore and Blanchard Jerrold. [Grant and Co. 72-78, Turnmill Street, E.C. 1872]

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: Princess Alexandra... attending one of her dinners for poor children... c1897, (1901)

Princess Alexandra... attending one of her dinners for poor children... c1897, (1901)
Princess Alexandra in the East End: Her Royal Highness attending one of her dinners for poor children at the Peoples Palace, c1897, (1901)

Background imageTower Hamlets Collection: The Tower of London, 1907. Creator: Francis Frith & Co

The Tower of London, 1907. Creator: Francis Frith & Co
The Tower of London, 1907. Tower of London - historic palace, prison, fortress and armoury - dating from the 11th century. Postcard



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