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Piccadilly Circus Then

Piccadilly Circus Then

London’s famous Piccadilly Circus in 1910, with the Statue of Eros just off to the right. 960 1280

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Piccadilly Circus Now

Piccadilly Circus Now

A modern-day shot of Piccadilly Circus, albeit just in front of the Statue of Eros. Not much has changed here, except the bright glow of giant neon signs that light up the circle at night. 960 1280

  

The Mall Then

The Mall Then

Royal guards march down the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace in London in the early 20th century. 960 1280

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The Mall Now

The Mall Now

The scene doesn’t look much different on the Mall these days. And while the road is empty in this photo, don’t be surprised if you see royal guards on duty wearing strikingly similar uniforms. 960 1280

  

Fleet Street Then

Fleet Street Then

Open-top omnibuses have always been a favorite in London, and you could see them regularly traveling down Fleet Street in the early part of the 20th century. 960 1280

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Fleet Street Now

Fleet Street Now

The omnibuses are still shuttling locals down Fleet Street in 2015, and besides a few modern additions to the building facades, the scene is about the same. 960 1280

  

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