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Then and now: these pictures show how London has changed since 1907

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Isabelle Aron
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We can't get enough of old pictures of London, and thanks to photographer Lee Butterley, we've uncovered these lovely snaps of our city from 1907. Back in 1996, Lee was given a box of negatives in a box labelled 'day trip views of London 1907', which his uncle had picked up at a flea market a few years before. But he'd pretty much forgotten about them until a few years ago when he got a swanky new camera and decided to try and re-create the photographs, which included pictures of Trafalgar Square, the Thames, St Paul’s and the Mansion House. 

Lee Butterley


Despite being taken over 100 years apart, a lot of the sights look fairly unchanged – aside from the fact that there's now way more buildings and a lot less fancily-dressed people wandering round London.

Lee Butterley

 
See more snaps of London in 1907:

Lee Butterley

Lee Butterley

See more of Lee's photography on his blog.

Want more cool pictures of old London? These photographs show how the city's landmarks have changed over the last 30 years

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