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Photographs of Tower Bridge being constructed are found in a skip

Never before seen photographs of the construction of Tower Bridge being constructed have been unveiled after a stash of hundred-year-old photos were found in a skip.

A group of men spring cleaning the glass roof of Crystal Palace in London, England in March 1930.

A jump into the Thames - training for policemen, 1920 (London)

Horses used for towing resting by the side of the Regents canal, c1905.

London, Flower Cart, Greenwich 1885, from Francis Frith

Street trader selling vegtables in the streets of Barking, photo by Steve Davis, 1960s. (from London’s East End, a 1960s album)

Washing the streets down is a practice that disappeared many years ago. But here's a look at how it was done in Poplar in the 1920's. And on...

A female retort house worker standing in front of the furnaces at the South Metropolitan Gas Company, Old Kent Road, London in 1918. Lewis G P © IWM (Q 28004)

Robert Peel's Act was passed, to establish a new police force in London and its suburbs, on this day 19th June, 1829. They were known as Peelers and then Bobbies, derived from his surname and Christian name respectively