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June 3, 2021

London in the 1950s Through Amazing Color Photos

The 1950s London was the heyday of the baby boomers. There was no longer rationing post war and the city was undergoing huge social and economic change. A new Queen was in charge of the country who was vibrantly popular and hope hung in the air for a new era.

London in the 1950s

It was also the decade when televisions and washing machines first appeared in houses, something that would transform the housewives day-to-day, and the standard of living was generally improving as council houses offered respected alternatives to slums and the welfare state was in full bloom.

A set of amazing color photos from foundin_a_attic that shows what London looked like in the 1950s.

Admiralty Arch from the Mall, London

Admiralty Arch, London

Beefeaters, London

Buckingham Palace, London

Coronation of Elizabeth II, London

Cutty Sark, London

Egyptian Sphinx on Victoria Embankment, London

From the Queen's Building at London Airport (Heathrow)

Kew Gardens, London

Lambeth Palace, London

London Airport (Heathrow) car park

London overview

London Pavilion at Piccadilly Circus, London

London street scenes

Marble Arch, London

Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, London

Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, London

Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, London

Palace of Westminster, London

Parliament Square, London

Queen's Guard, London

St James's Palace seen from St James's Street, London

St Stephen's Tower (Big Ben) and Westminster Bridge, London

St Stephen's Tower (Big Ben) underwent extensive repairs, London

St Stephen's Tower (Big Ben), London

St. Paul's Cathedral, London

St. Paul's Cathedral, London

The Cenotaph on Whitehall, London

The church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. Trafalgar Square fountains in the foreground

The church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. Trafalgar Square in the foreground

The Mall, London

Tower Bridge, London

Tower of London

Tower of London

Tower of London

Tower of London

Tower of London

Trafalgar Square, London

Victoria Tower Gardens, with the eponymous tower in view, London

Waterloo Bridge looking east towards St. Paul's Cathedral, London

Westminster Abbey, London

Westminster Abbey, London

Westminster Abbey, London




1 comment:

  1. Pretty uninformative holiday snaps. Very little to see of London that doesn't look the same as today.

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