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