In Photos: London In 1952

By Londonist Staff Last edited 7 months ago
In Photos: London In 1952

1952 was the year that London lost its trams and became engulfed in smog. Still, when they could actually see one another, some Londoners were rather snappily dressed.

The great London smog of 1952
Source Rob Baker
Fabulously stocked newsagent on Bethnal Green Road
Source The Ripper
'Last Tram Day' in 1952
Source London Transport Museum
A zookeeper weighs Prince, the baby king penguin at London Zoo
Source History in Pictures
County Fire Office, 50 Regent Street
Source Old London
Piccadilly Circus, 1952
Source Old London
A coin operated perfume dispenser
Source Oldpicsarchive
The great smog of London
Source Londonhistorian
Piccadilly Circus, 1952
Source Buzzfeed
Smoggy scene in the Square Mile
Source Davenant
The great smog of London, 1952
Source Old Pics Archive
Kingsway Tram, 1952
Source Buzzfeed
Blackfriars in the morning smog, 1952
Source Old London
The great smog of London
Source Londonhistorian
Woolworths store, Camden High Street / Delancey Street
Source Paul Feeney
Man-made beach by the Tower Bridge, 1952
Source Nika Garrett
Tube cleaner, 1952
Source Buzzfeed
The great smog of London
Source Noirish Project
London smog, 1952
Source Old London
A boy doing his milkround in Bethnal Green, 1952
Source Old London
The great smog of London, 1952
Source History in Pictures
A tugboat docked on the Thames during heavy smog, December 1952
Source Old London
Reggie and Ronnie, 1952, Bethnal Green
Source Thetimes
Whitechapel
Source Jo
A group of women cleaning a tunnel
Source Buzzfeed
Shoreditch Scouts on St George's Day in 1952
Source Rob Baker
Piccadilly Circus, 1952
Source Old London
Liverpool Street station, during the smog of 1952
Source Davenant
1950s
Source Buzzfeed

Last Updated 28 February 2018