In Photos: London In 1952

By Jordan Waite Last edited 7 months ago
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.

1950s
Source Buzzfeed
County Fire Office, 50 Regent Street
Source Old London
Woolworths store, Camden High Street / Delancey Street
Source Paul Feeney
London smog, 1952
Source Old London
Smoggy scene in the Square Mile
Source Sir William Davenant
Piccadilly Circus, 1952
Source Old London
Liverpool Street station, during the smog of 1952
Source Sir William Davenant
Piccadilly Circus, 1952
Source Buzzfeed
The great smog of London
Source Noirish Project
The great smog of London, 1952
Source Old Pics Archive
The great smog of London
Source Londonhistorian
Tube cleaner, 1952
Source Buzzfeed
The great smog of London
Source Londonhistorian
A coin operated perfume dispenser
Source Oldpicsarchive
The great London smog of 1952
Source Rob Baker
Blackfriars in the morning smog, 1952
Source Old London
The great smog of London, 1952
Source History in Pictures
Kingsway Tram, 1952
Source Buzzfeed
A boy doing his milkround in Bethnal Green, 1952
Source Old London
A group of women cleaning a tunnel
Source Buzzfeed
Man-made beach by the Tower Bridge, 1952
Source Nika Garrett
Reggie and Ronnie, 1952, Bethnal Green
Source Thetimes
'Last Tram Day' in 1952
Source Lt Museum
A zookeeper weighs Prince, the baby king penguin at London Zoo
Source History in Pictures
Fabulously stocked newsagent on Bethnal Green Road
Source The Ripper
Piccadilly Circus, 1952
Source Old London
A tugboat docked on the Thames during heavy smog, December 1952
Source Old London
Whitechapel
Source Jo
Shoreditch Scouts on St George's Day in 1952
Source Rob Baker

Last Updated 17 May 2017