Beautiful Victorian Postcards Show How Little UK Landmarks Have Changed Over The Last 180 Years

NOW: The Blackpool Tower still remains but the ferris wheel has been replaced with other attractions in the present day.

English society has changed dramatically since the Victorian era, and if someone from that era could see how Britain looks today their heads would probably explode, and not just because they had their corsets cinched too tight.

But as much as societal norms have changed most landmarks in the UK have stayed the same, and if you want to see how little they've changed in the last 150+ years check out these vintage postcards from the 1800s.

THEN: A vintage postcard showing the view over the Northern Pier in Blackpool in the 1800s.

These souvenir postcards show us how landmarks like the Northern Pier in Blackpool, Trafalgar Square, the Parliament building, the British museum and Tower Bridge looked in the mid-1800s, and while England changes around them these landmarks keep calm and carry on being iconic.

THEN: A rare shot of Tower Bridge open during the 1800s and printed on a vintage postcard.

NOW: In the present day, Tower Bridge is still the most recognizable crossing spanning the River Thames.

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