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The Queen's diamond jubilee: day one – in pictures

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Queen Elizabeth the great

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London underground in the 1890s. Most people don’t realize how abundant advertisements were in 19th century London. This photograph is a great example of why the Victorian era was considered the beginning of modernity.

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The Kray Brothers, 1965 Ph David Bailey

The element of this photo that makes it so remarkable is that it features the Kray twins, who were renowned criminals in Britain (hence why they were once dubbed 'the most dangerous people in Britain').

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The great myth of urban Britain

This is how the UK and Ireland look at night - photo taken from 230 miles above, in space, by an astronaut!

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London 2012 Olympics: Great Britain win team showjumping gold

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St. Pancras station, Camden, Inner City of London, London, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom.

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