Hundreds of historic London images seen for first time

Over six hundred historic photographs of London, never seen in public before, have been published for the first time.

The images were discovered by archives manager, Stefan Dickers at Bishopsgate Institute.

He found boxes containing over 3000 slides.

The collection features images of most of London's landmarks, churches, open spaces, statues and buildings, alongside social and cultural scenes from the Victorian to the inter-war period.

A project was launched to digitise the images in 2007, and now they've been printed for the first time.

Here are some of the highlights of a slice of London history.

The Old Tabard Inn, Southwark, c1900
The Old Tabard Inn, Southwark, c1900 Credit: Bishopsgate Institute
Selfridges in Oxford Street, illuminated at night, 1935
Selfridges in Oxford Street, illuminated at night, 1935 Credit: Bishopsgate Institute
Top of the Inner Dome, St Pauls Cathedral, c1920
Top of the Inner Dome, St Pauls Cathedral, c1920 Credit: Bishopsgate Institute
Traffic on Tower Bridge, 1905
Traffic on Tower Bridge, 1905 Credit: Bishopsgate Institute
Billingsgate Fish Market, c1910
Billingsgate Fish Market, c1910 Credit: Bishopsgate Institute
Clare Market, c1910
Clare Market, c1910 Credit: Bishopsgate Institute
Market Stalls in Hoxton Street, Shoreditch, c1910
Market Stalls in Hoxton Street, Shoreditch, c1910 Credit: Bishopsgate Institute
Ludgate Hill, c1910
Ludgate Hill, c1910 Credit: Bishopsgate Institute
Ship at Royal Naval College, Greenwich, c1900
Ship at Royal Naval College, Greenwich, c1900 Credit: Bishopsgate Institute
Middle Temple Lane, c1910
Middle Temple Lane, c1910 Credit: Bishopsgate Institute
Refreshment Stall in St James’ Park, c1910
Refreshment Stall in St James’ Park, c1910 Credit: Bishopsgate Institute
Oxford Street, 1936
Oxford Street, 1936 Credit: Bishopsgate Institute
View of Cheapside, looking East towards St Mary le Bow, c1910
View of Cheapside, looking East towards St Mary le Bow, c1910 Credit: Bishopsgate Institute
Bangor Street, North Kensington, c1910
Bangor Street, North Kensington, c1910 Credit: Bishopsgate Institute
Funeral effigy of Charles II in Westminster Abbey, c1910
Funeral effigy of Charles II in Westminster Abbey, c1910 Credit: Bishopsgate Institute

The entire set of images are published in The Gentle Author’s London Album, published today.