St. Martin, Ludgate with St. Paul’s Cathedral, c. 1900

Martin, Ludgate (also called St Martin within Ludgate) and St Paul’s Cathedral, 1900 (from The Fogs & Smogs of Old London - Spitalfields Life)

BBC Broadcasting House  Portland Place, London, W1A 1AA    Architect: George Val Myer, 1930-32

The Art Deco style Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London UK [George Val Meyer, was the home of the BBC for most of the Century. Steel frame with Portland stone facings, and statues / bas-reliefs by Eric Gill and others.

Regent Street, London c 1885  - I love this one - look at the symmetry of the buildings (and the clear road!) http://www.aboutbritain.com/towns/London.asp

Regent Street, London c 1885 - I love this one - look at the symmetry of the buildings (and the clear road!

St Pauls 1926 / LONDON - I realize this is past the Victorian era,but this picture is so iconic, and 40 years earlier this scene would have looked very much the same.

St Pauls 1926 / LONDON - I realize this is past the Victorian era,but this picture is so iconic, and 40 years earlier this scene would have looked very much the same.

Tottenham Court Road c1910

corner of Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street, looking up Tottenham Court Road, c 1910

Mappin & Webb Building, No.1 Poultry, London (demolished)

Mappin & Webb Building, Poultry, London (demolished) - I think that this is where Aunty Kath started out with Mappins.

BBC Broadcasting House under construction in 1930 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

BBC Broadcasting House under construction in 1930 in Langham Place in London.

19 Strange And Delightful Facts About British History - BuzzFeed Mobile

19 Strange And Delightful Facts About British History

The Maunsell Sea Forts. During the Second World War, the British Royal Navy constructed a series of sea forts for an advanced line of defense against inbound air raids and potential sea invasions.

Red Sands Sea Forts - Sealand, United Kingdom- The 38 Most Haunting Abandoned Places On Earth Just Might Give You Chills.

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