1769 Blackfriars Bridge opened.
1773 Stock Exchange opens in Threadneedle Street.
1780 Gordon Riots, over 800 die.
1785 First edition of the Daily Universal Register (becomes ‘The Times’ Newspaper).
1831 A new London Bridge opens, architect John Rennie.
1841 Fenchurch Street railway station opened.
1852 Opening of new Billingsgate Fish Market building, architect Horace Jones.
1855 Bartholomew Fairs curtain comes down for the final time after 700 years.
1856 Last Lord Mayors procession on the river.
Corporation of London buys its own Cemetery outside of the city in Ilford, Essex.
1865 Underground railways enter the City, Moorgate Street station opens.
1866 Cannon Street overground station opens.
1868 New Smithfield Meat Market opens, designed by Horace Jones.
1869 Queen Victoria opens both the new Blackfriars Bridge and Holborn Viaduct on the
same day (6th November).
1871 Queen Victoria Street opens, linking the newly built Victoria Embankment to Bank Junction
In the heart of the city.
1874 Liverpool Street railway station opens.
1878 Temple Bar dismantled.
Corporation of London becomes owner of Epping Forest.
1879 The City gets Britains first Telephone Exchange, Coleman Street (8 subscribers).
1881 New Leadenhall Market opens, architect Horace Jones.
1888 Financial Times introduced.
1898 ‘Waterloo & City’ line (later knicknamed ‘The Drain’) opened, linking Waterloo to Bank