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