London in 1951 was still getting to its feet after the Blitz. But excitement was on the horizon: ground breaking changes in fashion, the festival of Britain... and, as always, football. Here is London in 1951.
Putney Bridge Station entrance Source Old London Bob-a-job week Source Old London Fun fair, Battersea Park Source Old London Preparations for the Festival of Britain, Waterloo Road Source London Life The 1930s brutalist Spa Green Estate between Rosebery Avenue and St John St in Clerkenwell. Source This Brutal House Whitechapel Source Aucharbon Putney Bridge tube station Source Old London Stamford Bridge Source Old London London's docks Source Old London Hamleys in the run-up to Christmas 1951, looking rather different to today. Source A London Inheritance A London commuter Source Londonhistorian Skylon and Festival of Britain, 1951 Source Tim Dunn Hackney Marshes, home of 88 football pitches. These, of course, still exist Source Classic Pics South Bank Source Old London South Bank, 1951 Source Old London London market, 1951 Source Sir William Davenant Commuters crossing London Bridge, 1951 Source Aucharbon The Charlton 'Tramatorium' Source London Life Aerial view of Battersea Park during the Festival of Britain Source Old London Winston Churchill greeting King George VI, May 1951 Source Alex David Dome of Discovery and Skylon for the Festival of Britain, Westminster Source Old London A man delivering sacks of coal in the City of London Source Sir William Davenant Charing Cross Road in 1951. Source Old London Webb Cafe, Brentford Source Old London Highbury Source Old London 1951, and a City of Westminster employee relaxes in the sun during his lunch break on the Embankment. Source Old London Dilapidated warehouses, bomb sites and hollow shells of buildings. London Source Rob Baker An aerial view of Arsenal's Highbury Stadium Source Vintage Footy Grosvenor Hotel, London, Christmas 1951 Source Feetapart Woolwich Source London Life Newcastle United and Blackpool fans at Trafalgar Square before FA Cup Final at Wembley, 1951 Source Vintage Footy Festival of Britain, May 1951 Source London Life London Source Sir William Davenant London from the air Source Sir William Davenant Top hat in the City Source Aucharbon The Tower Source Aucharbon
Last Updated 31 January 2017