FLEET STREET, LOOKING EAST.
Our view shows this narrow, though main, thoroughfare, the headquarters of London journalism, in a characteristic state of bustle. On the loft is the resplendent office of the Daily Telegraph, marked by an electric lamp on the other side is the advertisement office of the Daily Chronicle, with the passage to Salisbury Square beyond. The figure of Atlas a little further on calls attention to the office of the World, and in the same court, which leads to St. Brides church, Mr. Punch is at home. Fleet Street terminates at Ludgate Circus, and the beginning of Ludgate Hill is crossed by the bridge of the London, Chatham and Dover Railway; while the slender spire of St. Martin's brings into relief, the dimensions of the mighty dome of St. Paul's Cathedral.
source: The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896