A collection of photographs taken almost 40 years apart show how London’s streets have changed. (Or in some cases, hardly at all) In 1973, civil servant John Hutchinson photographed areas in London which were under threat of redevelopment. He feared the Victorian buildings that had survived the Blitz would be lost forever, so he set out to photograph them for posterity.
The modern photos at the same locations were taken by Rosie Hallam / Barcroft Media.
South side, Piccadilly Circus.
North side, Piccadilly Circus.
Romilly Street, Soho.
Covent Garden Market interior.
Tottenham Court Road, under redevelopment in 2013.
The Trocadero building, Coventry Street.
Gerrard Street, Chinatown.
Old Compton Street, Soho.
Rules, the oldest restaurant in London. Covent Garden.
The Palace Theatre, Cambridge Circus.
The Coliseum Theatre, St Martin’s Lane.
Covent Garden Underground Station.
Cecil Court, WC2.