In Photos: London In 1938

By Londonist Staff Last edited 12 months ago
In Photos: London In 1938

From football fans to the original trams, London in 1938 was somewhat different to the place we know today. Have a flick through these photos and see how much of the city you recognise.

Foggy London night outside Embankment tube station, 1938
Source Londontopia
Hillcott House, Shoreditch
Source This Brutal House
Princess Elizabeth and penguins at London Zoo, 1938
Source Dr Huw Lewis Jones
London tram,1938.
Source Tim Dunn
Ted Drake being carried off at Highbury
Source Old London
Hampstead Heath, December 1938
Source Rob Baker
A baby Galago in a set of scales at London Zoo, 1938
Source Historical Pics
The Duchess of Gloucester leaves Euston station
Source Old London
Two young sisters aged four and 17 months, boarding a Zurich-bound plane at Croydon aerodrome
Source Lost in History
The Den, Millwall
Source Old London
Pie and mash shop, Lambeth
Source Old London
Futuristic stage show at the London Casino, April 1938
Source Rob Baker
Brixton High Street, 1938
Source Rob Baker
Dental check-up for a baby crocodile. London Zoo, 1938
Source History in Pictures
London's first all-darts saloon opens in Tottenham Court Road, 1938
Source Rob Baker
Tobogganing on Hampstead Heath, December 1938
Source Rob Baker
Camden High Street,1938
Source Warsaw1948
Unloading hay at warehouses on South Bank
Source Old London
London postman, 1938
Source Handpicked London
Illuminated tram at Tooting Broadway, 1938
Source Tooting Daily Prss
West Ham fans, 1938
Source Old London
Plough Lane, 1938
Source Old London
Camden High Street, 1938
Source Warsaw1948
Ming the panda at London Zoo, 1938
Source Londonhistorian
Source Old London
Hyde Park Corner
Source Aucharbon
White Hart Lane
Source Lost in History
Source Old Pics Archive

Last Updated 24 April 2017