London Then & Now: Infographic

Ever wondered what life was like in London 100 years ago? London has experienced a huge amount of change in the past century and we have captured just some of those changes in our new infographic - Life in London - Then & Now: 100 Years of Change.

From population stats to the tallest building in London, the facts that we have gathered piece together important elements in the city's history. If you are coming to London soon, this infographic will give you a little taster of London's history and perhaps will inspire you to find out more about the history of this great city while you are here.

London in 1914

Our infographic deals mostly with London’s social changes over the past 100 years. It may surprise you that London’s population was quite large even in 1914 and it has almost doubled in the century since then. The most shocking fact of all is the life expectancy of Londoners in 1914 which is almost half of what it is today and can be attributed to numerous factors such as poor healthcare, war, poverty etc. In the first half of 1914 the Suffragette Movement made headline news with their protests over women's right to vote, and the subsequent arrests at Buckingham Palace in May. From August onward, the outbreak of war and Britain’s declaration of war on Germany dominated the news and would continue to do so for the next four years.

To see all of the London facts and figures, view the full infographic here.

Where to find more information on the history of London:

Museum of London
From Roman London to present day, the Museum of London gives visitors an overview of London's history with interactive exhibits that are great for families. We especially like the Victorian Walk where you can even take a little break from the exhibits with a visit to a local Victorian pub!
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN

London Transport Museum
If the history of transport in London is more your bag then a visit to the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden is a must. 
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 7BB

Online sources:
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