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In Photos: London In The 1920s

In Photos: London In The 1920s

In the 1920s, London was recovering from the first world war, flapper fashions were in — and going to football matches was a popular pastime. Take a look at what else was going on in the capital in this decade:

Flying boat on the Thames, 1920s
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Buses line up to take racegoers to the Epsom Derby near Morden Underground station
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London, June 1922
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An incredible aerial shot of London in the 1920s
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Bank of England Watchman, 1925
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Trinity Almshouses, Mile End Road
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Delivery bike, 1927
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Hammersmith Bridge, 1920s
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Throgmorton Street
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Tram emerging from the Kingsway Tunnel
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Tea party, London, 1920s
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London Underground poster advertising Molesey Regatta, 1928
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Taken in the 1920s, a horse stares out from its multi-storey stable close to Southwark Bridge
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Twenties glamour, 1925
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Get to the 1928 Cup Final via London Underground
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London in colour, 1920s
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In the 1920s and 1930s, sheep were routinely introduced into London parks to keep the grass under control and reduce mowing costs
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Flappers, 1926
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The lights of Piccadilly Circus
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A worker inside Big Ben
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Tower Bridge, 1920s
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Fred and Adele Astaire in ‘Stop Flirting’, Shaftesbury Theatre, May 1923
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London Bridge, 1927
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Class system, 1920s
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London Underground, 1927
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King George V in Field Marshal's uniform, 1920s
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London, 1925
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Mary Smith, who earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers' windows. A Knocker-up was a profession in England and Ireland as late as the 1920s.
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British Museum tube station, 1921
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Taylor's Pie House, 1920s
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London, 1922
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Street entertainers: the gentleman plays the concertina, with the lady perhaps collecting money, or even singing.1920s
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A double-decker bus stops to allow people aboard, 1928
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A rudimentary Loftus Road, 1928
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Construction workers taking lunch break on the edges of the building they're working on, London, 1929
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Petticoat Lane Market, 1920s
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A red-billed toucan pictured drawing a ticket from a hat at ZSL London Zoo in 1923
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Patisserie Valerie in its original home in Frith Street,1926
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London Underground, 1927
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Photographer over Fleet Street, December 1929
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A policeman directs buses in the intersection of Trafalgar Square
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West Ham fans at the turnstiles of Wembley, 1923
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Actress and dancer Irene Castle Freman, 1923
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Construction site for the Empire Stadium, that would later become Wembley Stadium, 1922
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Foyle's Novel Bookstore
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London Underground in the 1920s
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London, 1925
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Summer sales, 1926 - London Underground
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London, 1926
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Ludgate Hill
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Thames and Tower Bridge, 1920s
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Hampstead Heath under snow in 1926
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Telephone engineer in London, 1920s
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Here's Christopher Robin (born on this day in 1920) with Winnie the bear at London Zoo
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Last Updated 18 April 2017