A busy street scene at Shepherd's Bush at 2.09pm on Whit Monday. The high angled view looks west towards the junction of Shepherd's Bush Green and Uxbridge Road. Pedestrians crowd the pavements and wander down the road. A garden seat type horse bus stands foreground right, three quarter rear nearside view. An LUT (London United Tramways) type W (later U) open-top electric tram stands mid-ground centre (both decks crowded with passengers). LUT type Z and type W trams are also visible in the background, with people crowding around them.
Photographed by Topical Press, 1 Jun 1903
Location: Shepherd's Bush, Hammersmith and Fulham W12
Image no: U9539
Inventory no: 1998/77244
20th Century London caption: This is a busy street scene at Shepherd's Bush on Whit Monday afternoon, looking west towards the junction of Shepherd's Bush Green and Uxbridge Road. Large groups of pedestrians dressed in holiday finery spill out onto the road. In the foreground is a 'garden seat' horse bus filled with passengers. People also crowd onto a London United Tramways (L.U.T.) type W (later U) open-top electric tram that is standing in front of Lloyds Tailors shop. More congregate around type Z and type W trams in the background. This photo shows the crossover between the old and new forms of transport. Buses carried a larger load in London than in other cities. Trams were not allowed in the City of London or the West End. The News of the World newspaper advertised was a mass-market Sunday newspaper. It cost 1d in 1903.