In Photos: London In 1949

By Londonist Staff Last edited 10 months ago
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
Shaftesbury Avenue
Source Old London
Albert Embankment
Source Old London
Tram on Westminster Bridge
Source Londonhistorian
Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair, from Alford Street, 1949
Source Rob Baker
Two London barmaids, 1949
Source Old Pics Archive
Pool of London
Source Stjohnsphotography
Patricia Neal and Ronald Reagan visit the Tower of London during a break in filming, 1949
Source Historicroyalpalaces
The Bedford Theatre, 1949
Source Old London
The Angel, Rotherhithe
Source Nika Garrett
Battersea Dogs' Home, 1949
Source Old London
Hoover Building, 1949
Source Rob Baker
The White Horse Tavern Car, on a London commuter service to Waterloo, 1949
Source Tim Dunn
Shaftesbury Avenue, 1949
Source Historyphotographed
Audrey Hepburn, Cambridge Theatre, 9th December 1949
Source Londonhistorian
Bermondsey Market
Source Old London
Double decker train at Charing Cross station, 1949
Source Old London
Police road safety, 1949
Source Old London
Southbank, 1949
Source Rob Baker
Horsedrawn carts were finally withdrawn from Royal Mail service in London, 1949
Source The Postal Museum
Waterloo Railway Station, 1949
Source Old London
Lambeth Walk
Source Old London
Hammersmith Bridge
Source Old London
London fashion shoot, 1949
Source Old London
Model wearing a Hardy Amies suit, London, 1949
Source Rob Baker
Santa Claus on Oxford Street
Source History in Pictures
BOAC flying boat on the Thames
Source British Airways
Crowds watch Chelsea v Derby County at Stamford Bridge, Easter 1949
Source Old London
Clarence House
Source Clarencehouse

Last Updated 28 February 2018