In Photos: London In 1939

In Photos: London In 1939

1939 in London. Anderson shelters were being built and headlines spoke of the war. Elsewhere though, life went on as normal, with Thames beaches, East End pubs and traffic on Regent Street.

The Hope Tavern on Pollards Row, Bethnal Green, 1939
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Piccadilly Circus, on the night before the 1939 blackout took effect
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Piccadilly Circus, Christmas 1939
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Children of Polish Jews on their arrival in London, February 1939
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Female fire guards practising a hose drill on the Bank roof, 1939.
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Harlesden clock, 1939
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Swimming in the Thames, 1939
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Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, Christmas 1939
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War declared, 1939
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QPR training at Loftus Road, 1939
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Soho shop window, 1939
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Regent Street, 1939
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Mount Pleasant sorting office, Christmas 1939
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An East End girl dancing the Lambeth Walk, 1939
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Richmond, 1939
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Fulham FC footballers clear snow from the pitch before their cup tie with Bury, 1939
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Victoria bus station, 1939
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Children sleeping in the underground, 1939
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Cannon Street tube station, London, 1939
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King's Cross Station, 1939
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An Austin LL (Low-Loader) taxicab, which was introduced in 1934. The rear portion of its roof could be folded down.
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Leaving for the front, 1939
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A couple strolling hand in hand across Tower Bridge, 1939
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London's smallest fire station 1939
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Workmen erect Anderson shelters in the street for houses without gardens, September 1939
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British soldier brings tea to comrades working to repair banks of the River Ravensbourne, which flooded South London, 1939
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A boy plays football with a baby giant panda at London Zoo, 1939
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QPR, 1939
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Tower Bridge, 1939
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Westminster, 1939
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Tower London, 1939
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Last Updated 26 April 2017