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 - View from St. Paul's, looking North-East

View from St. Paul's, looking North-East - photograph


Our panoramic views from St Paul's Cathedral are taken from the Golden Gallery, above the dome. The portico of the General Poet Office is easily recognised in the foreground, with the Administrative and Telegraph offices across St. Martins-le-Grand, at the corner of Newgate Street. Behind the Post Office (on the right) is seen the square roof of the Goldsmith's Hall. Near the middle of the view, marked be a flag-staff, is the characteristic tower of St. Giles', Cripplegate, where Milton, Foxe, and Frobisher are buried, and Oliver Cromwell was married. To the north-east ct the Goldsmiths' Hall is the Gothic tower of St Alban's, Wood Street, and still further on, towards Finsbury Square, is that of St. Bartholomew's, Moor Lane.