Old Aerial Photos Of London Displayed Online

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By TimW Last edited 6 months ago
Old Aerial Photos Of London Displayed Online

Back in 2012, English Heritage launched the Britain from Above website, which hosts little-seen images of London taken between 1919 and 1953. Part of a commercial collection of aerial photographs, this treasure trove of historic shots has been painstakingly restored and digitised over several years.

The website invites users to upload images and customise galleries, and also help English Heritage identify the locations of images that have thus far remained elusive to researchers.

As well as the images shown here, the London part of the collection includes shots of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in Wimbledon, the Bank of England and Royal Exchange, Lambeth Bridge and the Olympia Exhibition Centre, among many others.

All images courtesy of English Heritage.

Wembley Park - the FA Cup Final between Sheffield United and Cardiff City, April 1925
Wembley Park - the FA Cup Final between Sheffield United and Cardiff City, April 1925
St Paul's Cathedral, London, 1921
St Paul's Cathedral, London, 1921
The Houses of Parliament and Parliament Square, Westminster, June 1926
The Houses of Parliament and Parliament Square, Westminster, June 1926
The Lots Road Power Station, Chelsea, 1921
The Lots Road Power Station, Chelsea, 1921
West India Dock (Import), Canary Wharf, 1921
West India Dock (Import), Canary Wharf, 1921
Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, London, 1921
Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, London, 1921
Crystal Palace, Penge, May 1928
Crystal Palace, Penge, May 1928
St Paul's Cathedral and the City of London, London, from the south-east, April 1921
St Paul's Cathedral and the City of London, London, from the south-east, April 1921
India House, Drury House and Bush House under construction on Aldwych, London, 1921
India House, Drury House and Bush House under construction on Aldwych, London, 1921

Last Updated 23 November 2017

Tom Samuels

This site also offers some old aerial photos of the UK www.ukaerialphotos.com