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Then and Now

    This section compares 11 views of the River Thames in London, captured by artists and photographers over the last three centuries, to what those places look like today. We are very lucky that London has attracted some of the most compelling artists of their time, like Canaletto and Lowry. Their work gives a glimpse into the rich heritage of London. In some places, surprisingly little has changed. The modern photographs were taken by Andrew Trimble for this project in 2014 and 2015. Overtime, even these images will become a snapshot and historic record of the River Thames in London in the early 21st Century.

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  • Your task is to compare and contrast the old with the new.


  • 1 – The City (of London) from Somerset House. To find out more about Caneletto and the modern view download Then-Now1.pdf from the bottom of this page



    2 – Westminster from Somerset House.To find out more about Somerset House download Then-Now2.pdf



    3 – Greenwich. To find out more about Greenwhich download Then-Now3.pdf



    4 – Marble Hill House, Twickenham. To find out more about Marble Hill House download Then-Now4.pdf



    5 – Moulsey Hurst / Hurst Park. To find out more about cricket at Moulsey Hurst download Then-Now5.pdf




    6 – Thames View. To find out more about Thames View download Then-Now6.pdf



    7 – Customs House. To find out more about Customs House download Then-Now7.pdf



    8 – Greenland Dock. To find out more about Greenland Dock download Then-Now8.pdf



    9 – York Water Gate. To find out more about York Water Gate download Then-Now9.pdf



    10 – Cutty Sark. To find out more about the Cutty Sark download Then-Now10.pdf



    11 – London Bridge. To find out more about London Bridge download Then-Now11.pdf