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Most research institutions and local studies libraries will have photo collections, some on open access. They can usually be copied for private use. The National Monuments Record has a large collection but these are stored in Swindon [more info]

English Heritage is setting up a database of all 370,000 listed buildings - most are already on a website.
There are photo collections held at the National Archives. There is more information in research guide 130 available

Images, including photos, held by the Guildhall Library are on the Collage website. The collection has relocated to LMA [more info].
Henry Dixon took a large number of photos for the 'Society for Photographing Relics of Old London' in the 1870s & 1880s.
The Museum of London has a large holding [
website]. Photos from the Francis Frith collection are available on a website.

The Island History Trust at 197 East Ferry Road E14 3BA has a collection of nearly 5000 photos, mainly donated by people who lived on the Isle of Dogs. They are available on open access on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and the first Sunday of the month 1.30 - 4.30 or by arrangement.Tel 020 7987 6041

Photo London is a gateway to London's photographic collections. Galleries of images have been provided by NMR, Guildhall, LMA, Museum of London and Westminster Archives with details of their holdings. There are also links to over 60 public collections and other informnation relating to the topic.

Landmark is Lambeth's Digital Archive where you can view and print out 9000 historic pictures from their collection. [website]

The Google Maps website has aerial and street views of most locations.

For links to other sites including those featuring Derelict London and Bethnal Green - Past & Present [click here] 2010