In Photos: London In 1952

By Londonist Staff Last edited 10 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.

County Fire Office, 50 Regent Street
Source Old London
A boy doing his milkround in Bethnal Green, 1952
Source Old London
1950s
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Woolworths store, Camden High Street / Delancey Street
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Smoggy scene in the Square Mile
Source Davenant
London smog, 1952
Source Old London
The great smog of London
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A zookeeper weighs Prince, the baby king penguin at London Zoo
Source History in Pictures
Reggie and Ronnie, 1952, Bethnal Green
Source Thetimes
The great smog of London, 1952
Source Old Pics Archive
Fabulously stocked newsagent on Bethnal Green Road
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Piccadilly Circus, 1952
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Man-made beach by the Tower Bridge, 1952
Source Nika Garrett
Piccadilly Circus, 1952
Source Old London
Kingsway Tram, 1952
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Liverpool Street station, during the smog of 1952
Source Davenant
A tugboat docked on the Thames during heavy smog, December 1952
Source Old London
'Last Tram Day' in 1952
Source London Transport Museum
The great London smog of 1952
Source Rob Baker
Piccadilly Circus, 1952
Source Old London
Shoreditch Scouts on St George's Day in 1952
Source Rob Baker
The great smog of London, 1952
Source History in Pictures
A coin operated perfume dispenser
Source Oldpicsarchive
Blackfriars in the morning smog, 1952
Source Old London
Tube cleaner, 1952
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A group of women cleaning a tunnel
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The great smog of London
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The great smog of London
Source Londonhistorian
Whitechapel
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Last Updated 28 February 2018