The Victorians are Coming

Leadenhall Market 15

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


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