In Photos: London In 1924

By Londonist Staff Last edited 17 months ago
In Photos: London In 1924

It was  the year Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park stadium was built, and the Liberty department store building was also completed. See what else was happening in London in 1924.

Newcastle House, Lincoln's Inn Fields
Source Davenant
In the gardens of Smithfield stands the statue of a young woman wearing a solid gold wedding ring. The ring was found by the market superintendent in 1924, and when no one claimed it, he had it soldered onto her finger, because as she had been standing there, supposed to represent fertility since 1873, he thought it was high time she got married. Source Paulkavanagh
The first radio broadcast of Big Ben’s chimes was to ring in the new year of 1924. Now, the sound rings in the new year every year. Source Londontopia
Imperial Airways was Britain's first national airline, and operated out of Croydon Airport
Source Londonhistorian
Liberty under construction in 1924
Source Tim Dunn
Tottenham Court Road
Source Old London
Workers on a lorry
Source Old London
Limehouse Causeway
Source Old London
Waterloo station
Source Hilary Chaplin
Mr Sidney Short outside his shop on the Roman Road
Source The Ripper
Muffin Man
Source Old London
London Underground poster, 1924
Source Buzzfeed
The Liberty department store building was built from the timbers of two ships
Source Libertylondon
Anna Pavlova in costume as Giselle
Source Vintage Daily
British Empire Exhibition programme
Source Darran Anderson
Fleet Street
Source Rob Baker
Construction work at Selhurst Park
Source Old London
Blackfriars Underground station
Source Buzzfeed
London Underground poster, 1924
Source Buzzfeed
Angel Underground station
Source Londonhistorian
The Court Electric Cinema, Tottenham Court Road
Source Londonhistorian
Selhust Park from above
Source Terrace Images
Wembley in 1924, during a boxing match between Tommy Gibbons and Jack Bloomfield
Source Ibtimes
A London phone box
Source Yesteryear
Traffic from Covent Garden Market crossing the original Waterloo Bridge
Source Old London
Crystal Palace fans at their original ground 'The Nest'
Source Old London
Farringdon station
Source Buzzfeed
Brixton Estate
Source Old London
London Zoo
Source Zsllondonzoo

Last Updated 02 June 2017