In Photos: London In 1930

By Londonist Staff Last edited 17 months ago
In Photos: London In 1930

From old Underground posters to an FA Cup win for Arsenal, we love these photos of London in 1930. If only Waterloo and King's Cross stations were still that empty today, eh?

Long Acre, Covent Garden
Source Rob Baker
Two men playing darts in a London pub
Source Rob Baker
Now the site of London City Airport, this is what King George V and Royal Albert Docks looked like in 1930
Source The Ripper
Victoria Embankment
Source Londoninsight
The Penang in dry dock, Millwall
Source Old London
Picnic on Greenwich foreshore, c 1930
Source Nika Garrett
Zeppelin over the Thames
Source Old London
Kingly Street, 1930
Source Rob Baker
Stables on Endell Street in Covent Garden
Source Rob Baker
Highgate station, 1930
Source Old London
The Graf Zeppelin flies over Wembley during the 1930 FA Cup Final
Source Historical Arsenal
The original Chinatown was situated in Limehouse
Source The Ripper
Street cricket
Source Rob Baker
A policeman judges an ankle competition in Hounslow
Source History in Pictures
London Underground advert featuring all the West End cinemas
Source Rob Baker
Policemen testing life-jackets.
Source Life in Moments
London lamplighter
Source Old London
Street cricket, 1930.
Source Old London
New traffic lights at Ludgate Circus
Source Old London
Young child carried to the front to see the 1930 West Ham v Arsenal FA cup semi-final
Source Rob Baker
Curators at Whitechapel Gallery
Source
The Graf Zeppelin cruises low over Wembley Stadium during the 1930 FA Cup final between Arsenal and Huddersfield
Source World Sports Pics
A London lighterman, 1930
Source Rob Baker
King's Cross station
Source Old London
Rainy London
Source Old London
Melted and damaged mannequins after a previous fire at Madame Tussaud's
Source History Pics
Coliseum Cinema, Harringay
Source Peopleus
Market porters and van drivers in Covent Garden, c 1930
Source Covent Garden
J Young's Eel & Pie shop, Brixton, 1930
Source Old London
Clock under construction in Highbury
Source Old London
West Ham v Arsenal, 1930
Source Old London
A policeman holds back traffic for a herd of pigs in Spitalfields
Source Old Pics Archive
Sweeney Todd barbers, Fleet Street
Source Old London
Blackfriars Underground station
Source Old London
Confectionery shop, corner of Greek Street and Shaftesbury Avenue
Source Old London
Image from 1930 film Escape featuring Hyde Park Corner Underground station
Source Londonhistorian
Waterloo station
Source Yesteryear
Fred Turk, the King's Swan Marker, 1930
Source Old London
Stamford Bridge, 1930
Source Old London
Kauffer's 1930 poster for London Underground
Source Darran Anderson
Marble Arch, 1930
Source Old London
White City stadium
Source Old London
A stuntman takes off in a customised plane at Alexandra Palace, 1 August 1930
Source Londonhistorian
Whitechapel High Street
Source Old Pics Archive
The Graf Zeppelin over Wembley during the 1930 FA Cup final between Arsenal and Huddersfield
Source Old London
Tower of London viewed from Tower Bridge
Source Historicroyalpalaces
An East End rag and bone man doing his rounds.
Source Old London
A lamplighter working in Kensington
Source Davenant
"Basket Jim" of Covent Garden
Source Old London
Willow Row, Limehouse
Source The Ripper
Domino players, North London, 1930
Source Old London
London Underground advertisement
Source Buzzfeed
Workmen dismantling the clock outside the Daily Telegraph for the building’s remodel
Source Old London
London and the Thames, c 1930
Source Nika Garrett
The Old Vic Theatre, Waterloo
Source Old London
The Thames at low water, Lambeth
Source Old London
Yardley House
Source Old London
London Underground workers building the Piccadilly line extension at Turnpike Lane
Source Yesteryear
Arsenal team at the FA Cup victory parade.
Source Historical Arsenal
Arsenal's 1930 FA Cup victory parade
Source Vintage Footy
Waterloo Street in Hammersmith
Source Old London
Rugby League cup final advertisement, 1930
Source Buzzfeed
The Trocadero Super Cinema, New Kent Road, 1930
Source Arthurlloyd
Spotted Dog pub, West Ham, 1930
Source Old London

Last Updated 15 May 2017