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30 Beautiful Old Nairobi Pictures

There are many old buildings in Nairobi that cannot go unnoticed. They have been there since time in memorial. Let’s take a look at 30 of the most beautiful old pictures of Nairobi City.

1.The Prince of Wales School Nairobi

Nairobi school

This is an aerial view of the school in its early days before the area around was developed and the name changed to Nairobi School.

2.Indian High School

Jamhuri high school

The school now known as Jamhuri High School was a scene to behold back when its student population was mostly Asian.

3. Valley Road in the 60s

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

Valley Road today is a distant shadow of how beautiful and scenic it was as one descended into the city.

4. Government House – State House

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

Source: Update.co.ke

Images of old Nairobi would not be complete without the Kenyan seat of power being part of the beautiful Nairobi old town. This government house is now the state house where the president of Kenya resides.

5. Norfolk Hotel

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

The Norfolk Fairmont Hotel is an iconic hotel in Nairobi and is one of the few Old Nairobi hotels that are still operational today.

6.The Stanley Hotel

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

Old Nairobi pics like this were popular on postcards. Its amazing how The Stanley hotel still looks outstanding

7. Government road

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

Now the road is know as Moi avenue. Its one of the busiest roads in Nairobi central business district.

8. Odeon Cinema

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

Odeon before the jam and congestion and of both matatus and people. It has now become a popular matatu terminus

9. Kimathi Street

Kimathi streets

Kimathi Street back in the day. Now it has become so populated.

10. KICC from Uhuru Park

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

Iconic view of the Nairobi Old Town skyline. KICC is among the tallest buildings in Nairobi.

11. Mama Ngina Street

Mama ngina street

12. City market

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

City Market is 87 years old this year making it one of the oldest structures in the Old Nairobi map. Today its one of the biggest market where you can get all types of meat at an affordable price.

13.The Nairobi National Park entrance

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

The park was sprawling endlessly without the city in the background. Right now its one of the best place to visit with your family as you get to see different animals.

14. General Post Office

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

The General Post Office Building back in the day. Its still looks outstanding today.

15. Kenya Cinema

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

The view of Moi Avenue outside of Kenya Cinema. Today Kenya cinema has become so popular that many people has made the place a meeting point.

16. Parliament Building

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

The National Assembly is still a beauty to behold now but that has nothing on how good it looked standing alone surrounded by old Nairobi road and no buildings around.

17. StanChart Bank on Kenyatta Avenue

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

The Stanchart Bank in the old Kenyatta Avenue, known as Government road. Kenyatta Avenue is one of many old Nairobi road to be renamed after a national hero.

18.The Nairobi Dam

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

The Nairobi dam was host to the Nairobi Sailing Club and was a luxurious location only a few kilometers outside Nairobi Old town.

19. Khoja Mosque on Moi Avenue

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

Unknown to many some of these buildings were present long before Kenya’s independence and continue to be part of Nairobi now.

20. Tom Mboya Street

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

Tom Mboya Street with a view of the Ambassador Hotel in the end as it curves. A lot has changed along the street at the present.

21. The National Archives

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

The iconic landmark is still standing among the modern architecture erect around it.

22.The KENCOM bus stop

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

This is before the KENCOM building was put up. The intersection looked way more organized back then. Today its too crowded as it has become a big bus terminous

23. Town Hall

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

A post-colonial view of Town Hall and Mitchell Cotts House. Not much has changed in the design and look of the building today.

24. Ambassadeur Hotel

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

Another one of the Old Nairobi hotels that’s still standing from way back in the 60’s.

25. Kenyatta Avenue

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

Kenyatta Avenue is still one of the most beautiful streets in Nairobi old photographs and today.

26. Jamia Mosque

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

Very similar to how it loos now, the breathtaking architecture continues to stand the test of time in Nairobi.

27. The McMillan library

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

The library is now surrounded by modern infrastructure on all sides but still with a view of Jamia Mosque in the background.

28. Kamukunji market

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

The streets in old Nairobi pics look as though they were scenes from an old American movie.

29. The Hilton hotel

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

The Nairobi skyline now is not complete without the Hilton but there was a time when it was not there at all. This photo shows when the hotel was under construction. That must be along time

30. Old Nairobi aerial view

30 beautiful old Nairobi pictures

The intricate decoration on the streets has long disappeared from the streets of Nairobi today but no one would mind having the Nairobi Old Town back.

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