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City Of London Collection

"Captivating City of London: A Tapestry of History and Modernity" As the sun rises, casting a golden glow over the river Thames, Tower Bridge stands tall

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Old London Bridge, about 1630, (c1900-1920)

Old London Bridge, about 1630, (c1900-1920). A print after a model constructed by John B Thorpe, from Art History and Literature Illustrations, by Jessie Noakes, Virtue and Co, (London, c1900-1920)

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Shakespeares Globe Theatre, Southwark, London (litho)

Shakespeares Globe Theatre, Southwark, London (litho)
7172907 Shakespeares Globe Theatre, Southwark, London (litho) by Forrest, George Topham (1872-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: Shakespeares Globe Theatre, Southwark, London)

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Leadenhall Market

Leadenhall Market, London, England, UK

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Sunrise looking down the river Thames to Tower Bridge, the Shard and city, London

Sunrise looking down the river Thames to Tower Bridge, the Shard and city, London, England, UK

Background imageCity Of London Collection: The old trading floor of the London Stock Exchange, before Big Bang, City of London

The old trading floor of the London Stock Exchange, before Big Bang, City of London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Sunrise looking down the river Thames to Tower Bridge, London, England, UK

Sunrise looking down the river Thames to Tower Bridge, London, England, UK

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Large atrium in the Lloyds Building, designed by Richard Rogers, City of London

Large atrium in the Lloyds Building, designed by Richard Rogers, City of London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Hampstead Heath, looking across Vale of Health to Highgate (litho)

Hampstead Heath, looking across Vale of Health to Highgate (litho)
7188589 Hampstead Heath, looking across Vale of Health to Highgate (litho) by Luker, William (1820-92); Private Collection; (add.info.: Hampstead Heath, looking across Vale of Health to Highgate)

Background imageCity Of London 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 imageCity Of London Collection: Aerial view over River Thames, City of London, The Shard and Canary Wharf, London

Aerial view over River Thames, City of London, The Shard and Canary Wharf, London, England

Background imageCity Of London Collection: An Exact Delineation of the cities of London and Westminster and the suburbs (engraving)

An Exact Delineation of the cities of London and Westminster and the suburbs (engraving)
XJF2639696 An Exact Delineation of the cities of London and Westminster and the suburbs (engraving) by Faithorne, William (1616-91) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCity Of London Collection: 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin), City of London, London, England, UK

30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin), City of London, London, England, UK

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Millenium Wheel (London Eye) with Big Ben on the skyline beyond at sunset, London

Millenium Wheel (London Eye) with Big Ben on the skyline beyond at sunset, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCity Of London Collection: UK, England, London, City of London, Skyline, including the Cheesegrater and Walkie-Talkie

UK, England, London, City of London, Skyline, including the Cheesegrater and Walkie-Talkie

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast on the River Thames at dusk, London, England, United Kingdom

Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast on the River Thames at dusk, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCity Of London Collection: A Map of Clerkenwell, City of London, 1746 (engraving)

A Map of Clerkenwell, City of London, 1746 (engraving)
XJF438448 A Map of Clerkenwell, City of London, 1746 (engraving) by Rocque, John (c.1704-d.1762); Private Collection; British, out of copyright

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Panorama of London, 1616 (engraving)

Panorama of London, 1616 (engraving)
XOS1448854 Panorama of London, 1616 (engraving) by Visscher, Nicolaes (Claes) Jansz (1586-1652); Private Collection; (add.info.: View of London from South bank with its Tudor theatres)

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Royal Courts of Justice, City of London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Royal Courts of Justice, City of London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Panorama of the City of London, 1710. Artist

Panorama of the City of London, 1710. Artist
Panorama of the City of London, 1710. View of the City of London from the south bank of the River Thames with the Royal arms in the top left and the City arms in the top right

Background imageCity Of London Collection: 'Kings Head, 'Roehampton (litho)

"Kings Head, "Roehampton (litho)
7188489 " Kings Head, " Roehampton (litho) by Luker, William (1820-92); Private Collection; (add.info.: " Kings Head, " Roehampton)

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Agas Map of London, c1561

Agas Map of London, c1561
Agas map of London c1561, sheet 7; showing the City of London, London Wall and Finsbury

Background imageCity Of London Collection: The Crystal Palace in London: the botanical section, 1870 (b / w photo)

The Crystal Palace in London: the botanical section, 1870 (b / w photo)
3562928 The Crystal Palace in London: the botanical section, 1870 (b/w photo) by Paxton, Joseph (1801-65); (add.info.: London, Hyde Park, Great Britain 1870 ca)

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Lloyds of London, architect Richard Rogers, City of London, London

Lloyds of London, architect Richard Rogers, City of London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Sewer depths in the City of London, 1944 (colour litho)

Sewer depths in the City of London, 1944 (colour litho)
7201427 Sewer depths in the City of London, 1944 (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Town planning survey showing sewer depths in the City of London)

Background imageCity Of London Collection: The Centenary of the Smithfield Club Cattle Show, 1798-1897 (litho)

The Centenary of the Smithfield Club Cattle Show, 1798-1897 (litho)
1042726 The Centenary of the Smithfield Club Cattle Show, 1798-1897 (litho) by Green, Charles (1840-98) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Centenary of the Smithfield Club Cattle Show)

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Interior of the Church of St Peter upon Cornhill looking east, City of London, 1825

Interior of the Church of St Peter upon Cornhill looking east, City of London, 1825

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Tower Bridge over River Thames, City of London skyline including Cheesegrater

Tower Bridge over River Thames, City of London skyline including Cheesegrater and Gherkin skyscrapers, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCity Of London Collection: St. Pauls Cathedral designed by Sir Christopher Wren, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

St. Pauls Cathedral designed by Sir Christopher Wren, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCity Of London Collection: South Bank street lamps and city skyline, including St. Pauls Cathedral

South Bank street lamps and city skyline, including St. Pauls Cathedral, illuminated at night, seen from across the Thames, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Leadenhall Market, City of London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Leadenhall Market, City of London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCity Of London Collection: City skyline, including St. Pauls Cathedral, the NatWest Tower and Southwark Bridge

City skyline, including St. Pauls Cathedral, the NatWest Tower and Southwark Bridge, from across the Thames at dusk, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCity Of London Collection: View over London from Greenwich, UNESCO World Heritage Site, SE10, England

View over London from Greenwich, UNESCO World Heritage Site, SE10, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCity Of London Collection: The Lord Mayors Show, City of London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

The Lord Mayors Show, City of London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Double decker bus in front of the Bank of England, Threadneedle Street

Double decker bus in front of the Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, City of London, London, England, UK

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Double decker bus and Bank station London Underground sign, City of London

Double decker bus and Bank station London Underground sign, City of London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCity Of London Collection: The Lloyds Building, designed by Richard Rogers, City of London, London

The Lloyds Building, designed by Richard Rogers, City of London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCity Of London Collection: St. Pauls Cathedral and the City of London viewed from Waterloo Bridge

St. Pauls Cathedral and the City of London viewed from Waterloo Bridge, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCity Of London Collection: The Lloyds Building, City of London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

The Lloyds Building, City of London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Lloyds Building, designed by Richard Rogers, City of London, London

Lloyds Building, designed by Richard Rogers, City of London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Lloyds Building, City of London, London, England, UK, Europe

Lloyds Building, City of London, London, England, UK, Europe

Background imageCity Of London Collection: A survey of the Kings lordship or manor of East Greenwich, 1695-1812 (technical drawing, paper)

A survey of the Kings lordship or manor of East Greenwich, 1695-1812 (technical drawing, paper)
7339538 A survey of the Kings lordship or manor of East Greenwich, 1695-1812 (technical drawing, paper) by Travers, Samuel (17th century); 53x54 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Aerial view of The Shard, River Thames, Tower Bridge and City of London, London, England

Aerial view of The Shard, River Thames, Tower Bridge and City of London, London, England

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Historic map of London (18th Century)

Historic map of London (18th Century)
map/plan of the inner city of London from 1898

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Hampton Court Bridge (litho)

Hampton Court Bridge (litho)
7188372 Hampton Court Bridge (litho) by Luker, William (1820-92); Private Collection; (add.info.: Hampton Court Bridge. Illustration for London City Suburbs As They Are To-day by Percy Fitzgerald)

Background imageCity Of London Collection: Branch Buildings of the Bank of England, Fleet-Street (engraving)

Branch Buildings of the Bank of England, Fleet-Street (engraving)
1595351 Branch Buildings of the Bank of England, Fleet-Street (engraving) by Watkins, Frank (fl.1859-94); Private Collection; (add.info.: Branch Buildings of the Bank of England, Fleet-Street)

Background imageCity Of London Collection: The Gherkin building, Lloyds building and Willis building, London, England

The Gherkin building, Lloyds building and Willis building, London, England

Background imageCity Of London Collection: An Advertisement For Wills Coffee House c. 1700, (1944). Creator: Unknown

An Advertisement For Wills Coffee House c. 1700, (1944). Creator: Unknown
An Advertisement For Wills Coffee House c.1700, (1944). A trade card advertising Wills Best Coffee Powder at Manwarings Coffee House in Falcon Court over against St Dunstans Church in Fleet Street

Background imageCity Of London Collection: London skyline with the Shard above Hyde Park, London, England, UK

London skyline with the Shard above Hyde Park, London, England, UK




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"Captivating City of London: A Tapestry of History and Modernity" As the sun rises, casting a golden glow over the river Thames, Tower Bridge stands tall, connecting the past with the present. The iconic Shard pierces through the skyline, symbolizing London's ambition and innovation. Transporting us back in time, an Agas Map from 1561 reveals a glimpse into medieval London's intricate streets and bustling markets. An engraving showcases an exact delineation of both London and Westminster, capturing their grandeur during a bygone era. Stepping into history once more, we find ourselves on the old trading floor of the London Stock Exchange before Big Bang revolutionized financial markets. Here lies evidence of centuries-long economic prowess that has shaped this vibrant city. At sunset, as the Millennium Wheel gracefully spins against a backdrop adorned by Big Ben's timeless charm, we witness how tradition blends harmoniously with modernity. This panoramic view encapsulates London's ability to honor its heritage while embracing progress. Inside Richard Rogers' architectural masterpiece - Lloyds Building - a vast atrium welcomes visitors with its awe-inspiring design. This space epitomizes contemporary elegance amidst towering skyscrapers in the heart of City of London. Taking flight above River Thames reveals an aerial perspective showcasing not only The Shard but also Canary Wharf - two beacons representing global finance and commerce within this thriving metropolis. Delving further into history brings us to 1616 when an enchanting panorama engraving captures London's evolving landscape. From humble beginnings to becoming one of Europe's most influential cities; it is here that dreams have been realized for centuries. Leadenhall Market beckons us with its Victorian charm; cobblestone streets lined with quaint shops create an atmosphere reminiscent of times gone by. It serves as a reminder that even amidst rapid change, pockets preserving tradition can still be found within this dynamic cityscape.