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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of London, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of London

Historic Maps of London and the local area.

In 1881 at 336 Portabello Road single woman Mary Dowsett aged 46 was greengrocer and had her neice Elizabeth Poulter living with her. She may have had a stall in the market as it mainly sold fresh-food in the 19th century? I think the present market resides in the district of Notting Hill.

Alexander Mcnab aged 29 & his wife Harriet aged 35 with their 2 young sons resided at number 324 Grays Inn Road on the 1901 census. Earlier in 1897 Alexander had been a Stage Carriage driver in Holloway. Cornelius Crawley another Omnibus driver probably was their lodger.