Old London New London

Buckingham Gate in 1830. In Edward Walford Old and New London volume 3 (1897) p.108.

York House Watergate, also known as Buckingham Gate. © William Ellis-Rees 2018

Originally the watergate from York House on to the River Thames, it passed in turn to George Villiers, the first Duke of Buckingham, and favourite of James I.

 

The Savoy Chapel. From Illustrated London News 21 October 1843.

The Savoy Chapel. © William Ellis-Rees 2018

The Savoy Chapel. From Illustrated London News 21 October 1843.The Savoy Hospital for the poor was founded by Henry VII.  The chapel dedicated to John the Baptist is the only part that survives.

 

Milford Lane in 1820. In Edward Walford Old and New London volume 3 (1897) p.61.

Milford Lane off the Strand. © William Ellis-Rees 2018

Two views of Milford Lane looking south towards the river.

 

Essex Water Gate, Essex Street, Strand. In Edward Walford volume 3 Old and New London (1897) p.54.

Essex Watergate in Essex Street, off the Strand. © William Ellis-Rees 2018

The watergate of Old Essex House, which belonged to Robert, Earl of Essex, favourite of Elizabeth I.  Damaged by bombing in World War II.

 

Golden Buildings in Strand Lane.   In Edward Walford Old and New London volume 3 (1897) p.79.

Strand Lane looking north. © William Ellis-Rees 2018

Strand Lane once led right down to the waterfront before the building of the Victoria embankment.  The Walford picture shows old tenements called Golden Buildings.  Old and new look remarkably similar!