1905 London Tube


Maybe we live in a more anxious age…


This c.1900 view of St Paul’s and Ludgate Hill is carefully angled to avoid the ugliness of the old Ludgate Hill railway bridge (now demolished). There’s the pub sign of the King Lud in view (before it became the Old King Lud and where I was thrown out once for criticising the beer), and signage for long-established Ludgate Hill businesses Treloar’s Carpets and Benson’s Watchmakers. From London In Colour Photography by the Photochrom Company.