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In Photos: London In 1952

In Photos: London In 1952

1952 was the year that London lost its trams and became engulfed in smog. Still, when they could actually see one another, some Londoners were rather snappily dressed.

The great smog of London
Source Londonhistorian
The great smog of London
Source Londonhistorian
A coin operated perfume dispenser
Source Oldpicsarchive
Woolworths store, Camden High Street / Delancey Street
Source Paul Feeney
The great smog of London, 1952
Source History In Pictures
Liverpool Street station, during the smog of 1952
Source Sir William Davenant
Piccadilly Circus, 1952
Source Old London
Man-made beach by the Tower Bridge, 1952
Source Nika Garrett
Whitechapel
Source Edie
The great smog of London, 1952
Source Old Pics Archive
The great London smog of 1952
Source Rob Baker
'Last Tram Day' in 1952
Source Lt Museum
Piccadilly Circus, 1952
Source Buzzfeed
Reggie and Ronnie, 1952, Bethnal Green
Source Thetimes
A tugboat docked on the Thames during heavy smog, December 1952
Source Old London
A group of women cleaning a tunnel
Source Buzzfeed
Smoggy scene in the Square Mile
Source Sir William Davenant
London smog, 1952
Source Old London
The great smog of London
Source Noirish Project
Blackfriars in the morning smog, 1952
Source Old London
Kingsway Tram, 1952
Source Buzzfeed
A zookeeper weighs Prince, the baby king penguin at London Zoo
Source History In Pictures
Advertisements being pasted up
Source Buzzfeed
Tube cleaner, 1952
Source Buzzfeed
Fabulously stocked newsagent on Bethnal Green Road
Source The Ripper
Shoreditch Scouts, St Georges Day in 1952
Source Rob Baker
A boy doing his milkround in Bethnal Green, 1952
Source Old London

Last Updated 17 May 2017