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Construction of the District Railway and Queen Victoria Street under the London, Chatham & Dover Railway's bridge at Blackfriars; the LCDR signalbox and semaphore signals stand at high level in the upper left corner of the shot. A number of workmen can be seen, together with two steam cranes and a horse. At least three stacks of bricks are also visible. (circa 1869, Blackfriars, City of London EC4)
Members of the London Fire Brigade train their hoses on burning buildings in Queen Victoria Street, EC4, after the last and heaviest major raid mounted on the capital during the 'Blitz'.
Members of the London Fire Brigade train their hoses on burning buildings in Queen Victoria Street, EC4, after the last and heaviest major raid mounted on the capital during the 'Blitz'., London Fire Brigade photographer
My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck By Lightning
A well preserved Roman mosaic floor found under Queen Victoria Street, London in 1869 and now in the Museum of London. A high status Roman room, with reproductions of painted walls and fine furniture, has been recreated around this floor. Most of the small objects in this room are from excavations of Roman sites in London.
View of a reconstruction of a Roman living room
View of a reconstruction of a Roman living room. This reconstruction shows a living room of a wealthy London house in c300 AD. It is on show at the Roman gallery, Museum of London. The mosaic floor was found in 1869 during the reconstruction of Queen Victoria Street. The mosaic is made of various coloured cubes of stone and ceramic. It was revelead to the public in 1869. The reconstruction setting is of similar date and the wall painting is based on plaster fragments from Austin Friars.
Detail of a reconstructed Roman living room
Detail of a reconstructed Roman living room showing the wall paintings which are based on plaster fragments from Austin Friars, the mosaic floor was found in 1869 during the reconstruction of Queen Victoria Street, it is made of various coloured cubes of stone and ceramic. The furniture consists of replicas but all the artifacts come from Roman London.
10 buildings that survived the Great Fire of London
The Great Fire of London destroyed over 400 acres of London, including 13,200 houses and 87 out of 109 churches. Tucked away in a small street in Farringdon, however, is a lonely survivor - 41 and 42 Cloth Fair. Built between 1597 and 1614, this house is sometimes described as the oldest in London. It may have only survived the fire because it was sheltered by the walls of a nearby priory.