Could it be the Farringdon Road / Clerkenwell area?
You're correct about Farringdon Road (well done!) ... so what's the crucial building in this picture? Rather important to London history, albeit demolished after a year or so.regards,Lee
Hmm, I'm stumped. I think the photo's taken from just south of Ely Place, and the row of houses on the far-left foreground are the eastern side of it. That makes the houses at the bottom right Field Lane, which gives a Dickens connection but i'm probably obsessing too much and way off-kilter!
You've got the location perfectly, so I shouldn't be fussy ...The building I was after was the first version of Farringdon station - the pristine single-storey white structure in the middle of the pic. This temporary wooden structure lasted for about a year, before being replaced with the current station (itself, I think, being modernised at present). It therefore has the honour of being the first station for the underground railway in London, or indeed the world (or possibly the second, as I am not sure if the Paddington terminus was built first ...)Kudos, regardless!
Thanks. It looked too new to be demolished, but it was confusing me because it's on the wrong side of the cutting than the present building
is it all gone now cos ilive near there and blow me no way could i tell
Dang, I spent ages trying to work that out in my RSS reader only to click through and find it had already been guessed. I got it in the end though. Great find - I've never seen that pic before.