Travel to London of yesteryear with your smartphone

The Museum of London has released an updated app titled Streetmuseum 2.0 that overlays historic photographs of London across whatever the user is looking at in the present day to create an augmented reality for tourists as they explore the city.

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    Covet Garden

    Street scene at Covent Garden with underground station and horse and cart in the background.
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    London Bridge Station

    A view of the forecourt of the Southern Railway's terminal at London Bridge.
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    Bow Lane

    A view of Bow Lane, off Cheapside in the City of London, looking south to the crossing with Watling Street and St. Mary Aldermary in the middle distance.
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    Blackfriars

    Blackfriars station entrance from outside 179 Queen Victoria Street.
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    Duncannon Street

    View of Duncannon Street decorated with bunting and banners for the coronation ceremony of Edward VII.
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    Oxford Street

    Horse-drawn Hansom cabs dominate the traffic.
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    Cheapside

    A street seller of sherbert and water is photographed on Cheapside completely unawares of the camera.
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    Palace Theatre

    A night shot outside the Palace Theatre before an evening's performance.
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    Brick Lane

    Brick Lane, old and new.
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    Piccadilly Circus

    Piccadilly Circus, Coronation day, June 1953. Crowds gather to witness the Coronation procession of Elizabeth II.
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    Charing Cross Road

    Charing Cross Road is renowned for its specialist and second-hand bookshops.
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    Tea Room

    Boy shining shoes outside the Tea Room at Victoria station in 1950.
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    Gloucester Road Station

    The exterior of the completed Gloucester Road Station on the underground Metropolitan and District Railway, which was opened on 3rd October 1868.
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    Byward Street

    This photograph shows Byward Street near Tower Hill, looking west with the church of All Hallows by the tower on the left and the former Mark Lane Underground station on the right.
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    Tower Bridge

    From the west side of Tower Bridge, looking out across the Upper Pool.
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