London in black and white
A new exhibition of black and white images of London, some dating to the late 19th century, is now on show at Tower Bridge. Here are a handful of the photographs on display
Sixty rare images of London, sourced from the London Metropolitan Archives, are now on show at Tower Bridge. The photographs, some of which date back to the late 19th century, represent six categories of London life: Tower Bridge, waterways, work, life, buildings and boats.
Vistors to the exhibition can view London as it once was, as well as the hardship of working life before the advent of modern technology. The images also show a lighter side to life in England's capital city, with some photographs depicting children playing with hoops and young boys swimming in the river.
Many of the images included in the exhibition have been recently digitised by London Metropolitan Archives in partnership with ‘New Deal of the Mind’, a Future Jobs Fund project which provides internships for young unemployed people in cultural organisations.
London in Black & White is on show at Tower Bridge from 1 July onwards. Entrance to the exhibition is included in the normal admission price for Tower Bridge. For more information on the exhibition or to buy tickets, visit the Tower Bridge website