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In Photos: London In 1930

In Photos: London In 1930

From old Underground posters to an FA Cup win for Arsenal, we love these photos of London in 1930. If only Waterloo and King's Cross stations were still that empty today, eh?

The Graf Zeppelin flies over Wembley during the 1930 FA Cup Final
Source Historical Arsenal
Long Acre, Covent Garden
Source Rob Baker
A London lighterman, 1930
Source Rob Baker
Rainy London
Source Old London
Waterloo station
Source Yesteryear
The Trocadero Super Cinema, New Kent Road, 1930
Source Arthurlloyd
Yardley House
Source Old London
Victoria Embankment
Source Londoninsight
Kingly Street, 1930
Source Rob Baker
Clock under construction in Highbury
Source Old London
Sweeney Todd barbers, Fleet Street
Source Old London
Rugby League cup final advertisement, 1930
Source Buzzfeed
The original Chinatown was situated in Limehouse
Source The Ripper
Coliseum Cinema, Harringay
Source Peopleus
A policeman judges an ankle competition in Hounslow
Source History In Pictures
Marble Arch, 1930
Source Old London
Johnnie Walker staff outing to London
Source Instagram
London Underground advert featuring all the West End cinemas
Source Rob Baker
The Thames at low water, Lambeth
Source Old London
Stables on Endell Street in Covent Garden
Source Rob Baker
Image from 1930 film Escape featuring Hyde Park Corner Underground station
Source Londonhistorian
The Graf Zeppelin cruises low over Wembley Stadium during the 1930 FA Cup final between Arsenal and Huddersfield
Source World Sports Pics
London Underground workers building the Piccadilly line extension at Turnpike Lane
Source Yesteryear
Arsenal team at the FA Cup victory parade.
Source Historical Arsenal
Melted and damaged mannequins after a previous fire at Madame Tussaud's
Source History Pics
Street cricket, 1930.
Source Old London
King's Cross station
Source Old London
Zeppelin over the Thames
Source Old London
An East End rag and bone man doing his rounds.
Source Old London
London Underground advertisement
Source Buzzfeed
Policemen testing life-jackets.
Source History In Moments
A stuntman takes off in a customised plane at Alexandra Palace, 1 August 1930
Source Londonhistorian
Market porters and van drivers in Covent Garden, c 1930
Source Covent Garden
London and the Thames, c 1930
Source Nika Garrett
Arsenal's 1930 FA Cup victory parade
Source Vintage Footy
Whitechapel High Street
Source Old Pics Archive
Curators at Whitechapel Gallery
Source
Kauffer's 1930 poster for London Underground
Source Darran Anderson
Tower of London viewed from Tower Bridge
Source Historicroyalpalaces
A policeman holds back traffic for a herd of pigs in Spitalfields
Source Old Pics Archive
The Graf Zeppelin over Wembley during the 1930 FA Cup final between Arsenal and Huddersfield
Source Old London
Confectionery shop, corner of Greek Street and Shaftesbury Avenue
Source Old London
Willow Row, Limehouse
Source The Ripper
Now the site of London City Airport, this is what King George V and Royal Albert Docks looked like in 1930
Source The Ripper
New traffic lights at Ludgate Circus
Source Old London
Picnic on Greenwich foreshore, c 1930
Source Nika Garrett
Street cricket
Source Rob Baker
A lamplighter working in Kensington
Source Sir William Davenant

Last Updated 15 May 2017