This is the 16th in a series of posts comparing photos of London taken by Henry Dixon in the 1870s and 80s with the same view today.
Use our Google map to see where they were taken.
This is Queen Anne's Gate, in an exclusive residential area of Westminster between Parliament Square and St James's Park.
The top picture is Dixon's. A zoomable version of this image is on our Online Gallery. Writing about the photograph in 1880, Alfred Marks commented: "The photograph shows the statue of Queen Anne, and on the left a portion of the Square built in her reign, and named after her, Queen Square."
Below it is the same view as it appeared in August 2009. Apart from the hoardings and the parked cars, the square looks virtually identical to its appearance over 130 years ago.