In Photos: London In 1949

In Photos: London In 1949

Still wounded from the war, London was just getting back on its feet in 1949. We've picked a selection of our favourite photos from the period - did you know it was the year Royal Mail withdrew horse-drawn carriages?

Women protest for a raise, 1949
Source Dr Bernie Borgstein
Pool of London
Source Stjohnsphotography
Tram on Westminster Bridge
Source Londonhistorian
The Bedford Theatre, 1949
Source Old London
Horsedrawn carts were finally withdrawn from Royal Mail service in London, 1949
Source The Postal Museum
Two London barmaids, 1949
Source Old Pics Archive
Crowds watch Chelsea v Derby County at Stamford Bridge, Easter 1949
Source Old London
BOAC flying boat on the Thames
Source British Airways
Double decker train at Charing Cross station, 1949
Source Old London
Bermondsey Market
Source Old London
Battersea Dogs' Home, 1949
Source Old London
Waterloo Railway Station, 1949
Source Old London
Albert Embankment
Source Old London
Southbank, 1949
Source Rob Baker
Model wearing a Hardy Amies suit, London, 1949
Source Rob Baker
Shaftesbury Avenue, 1949
Source Historyphotographed
Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair, from Alford Street, 1949
Source Rob Baker
Hoover Building, 1949
Source Rob Baker
Hammersmith Bridge
Source Old London
Audrey Hepburn, Cambridge Theatre, 9th December 1949
Source Londonhistorian
London fashion shoot, 1949
Source Old London
Santa Claus on Oxford Street
Source History in Pictures
Clarence House
Source Clarencehouse
Lambeth Walk
Source Old London
The White Horse Tavern Car, on a London commuter service to Waterloo, 1949
Source Tim Dunn
Patricia Neal and Ronald Reagan visit the Tower of London during a break in filming, 1949
Source Historicroyalpalaces
Police road safety, 1949
Source Old London
The Angel, Rotherhithe
Source Nika Garrett
Shaftesbury Avenue
Source Old London

Last Updated 28 February 2018