Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - London Bridge, looking North-East

London Bridge - photograph


From no point of view can the vast and unceasing activity of the Metropolis be better appreciated than from London Bridge. Looking across the Pool, in a north-easterly direction, Billingsgate Fish Market is to be seen at the extreme right of our picture. The spire that rises beyond it is that of St. Dunstan's-in-the-East one of the many churches restored by Wren after the Great Fire. The spire seen in the middle of our view belongs to St. Margaret Pattens, Fenchurch Street, Further west again is the cupola and spire of St. Magnus-the-Martyr, a church built by Wren in 1676, and notable as the of Miles Coverdale; while just beyond, the Monument rears its flaming head.