Outdoor exhibition in Paternoster Square will feature some of the first images of Londoners


An outdoor photographic exhibition in Paternoster Square, next to St. Paul’s Cathedral, will feature some of the first images of London and Londoners.

Victorian London in Photographs, which is presented by the City of London Corporation’s London Metropolitan Archives, brings together a wide range of images from its extensive collections in Clerkenwell.

Highlights include the construction of Tower Bridge, Crystal Palace, and the Blackwell Tunnel; images of London’s poor living in back streets in Kensington; and the capital’s first underground railway.

The exhibition also features a view of The Monument from the 1840s, the earliest photograph of the City of London in LMA’s collections.

The free exhibition, which has moved from Aldgate Square, can be seen at Paternoster Square from 14 August to 23 August.