In Photos: London In 1946

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 9 months ago
In Photos: London In 1946

In 1946, the war was over but evidence of its effects lingered on in London. Take a look at these photos of the city in recovery.

First session of the United National General Assembly, London, 10 February 1946
Source Old Pics Archive
The aftermath of the second world war in a London shop window, 1946
Source Historical Images
Cary Grant stops in London on his way home to Bristol to visit his mother, 1946
Source Old Pics Archive
Met police, 1946
Source Old London
A DC-3 Dakota crash lands on the roof of a house in Northolt, 1946
Source History Lovers Club
Banana and beetroot stall, Bethnal Green, 1946
Source Old London
The Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, 1946
Source Buzzfeed
Warner West End, now Vue Leicester Square, 1946
Source Bfi
Chelsea fans at Walham Green tube station (now Fulham Broadway), 1946
Source Old London
An early idea for BBC Television Centre, 1946
Source Tim Dunn
Oxford crowds around the Radcliffe Camera for the opening of the New Bodleian Library by King George VI, 1946
Source Buzzfeed
Chelsea fans queuing for the opening game of the season, 1946
Source Old London
Waterloo Station, 1946
Source Old London
Bush House, Kingsway and the British Museum in 1946
Source Ibtimes
East End, 1946
Source Oshi
Barnet v Bishop Auckland, Amateur FA Cup Final, 1946
Source Old London
Met Police recruits, 1946
Source Old London
London Victory Parade, June 1946
Source Wikimedia
London Victory Parade, June 1946
Source Wikimedia
Alexis Rassine and Violetta Prokhorova in Sleeping Beauty at the Royal Opera House, 1946
Source Royaloperahouse
A panda being given a gift by a child at London Zoo, 1946
Source Londonhistorian
Police telephone box, 1946
Source Old London
Club Row pet market, Spitalfields, 1946
Source Old London
Second world war bomb damage around St Paul's Cathedral in 1946
Source Lost in History
Visit of Indian Royal Corps of Signals, Central Telegraph Office, 1946
Source Bt
Prefabs around Galbraith Street on the Isle of Dogs, built quickly to create further housing following bombings, 1946
Source The Ripper
White City greyhound track, 1946
Source Old London
Piccadilly Circus, 1946
Source Old London
London cab, 1946
Source Rob Baker

Last Updated 13 April 2017