It’s not hard to get a flavour of the past in London: buildings that survived the Great Fire of 1666 still stand, and Georgian and Victorian terraces are some of the most iconic images of the city. But at the same time, this is a city that never stands still. Even the largely nineteenth-century suburbs have seen their fair share of change thanks to 1940s bombing and post-war redevelopment. Dive into our ‘Then and Now’ picture series and trace the changes to different parts of London, from famous central landmarks to much-loved neighbourhood venues. It’s a fascinating portrait of our ever-shifting capital, where brand new office blocks sit next to mediaeval churches and Roman ruins nestle into brutalist concrete.
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