London In 1951

By Daan Deol Last edited 23 months ago
London In 1951

London in 1951 was still getting to its feet after the Blitz. But excitement was on the horizon: ground breaking changes in fashion, the festival of Britain... and, as always, football. Here is London in 1951.

Dome of Discovery and Skylon for the Festival of Britain, Westminster
Source Old London
London's docks
Source Old London
London
Source Davenant
1951, and a City of Westminster employee relaxes in the sun during his lunch break on the Embankment.
Source Old London
Top hat in the City
Source Aucharbon
Putney Bridge Station entrance
Source Old London
Stamford Bridge
Source Old London
Fun fair, Battersea Park
Source Old London
Festival of Britain, May 1951
Source London Life
A man delivering sacks of coal in the City of London
Source Davenant
Preparations for the Festival of Britain, Waterloo Road
Source London Life
Newcastle United and Blackpool fans at Trafalgar Square before FA Cup Final at Wembley, 1951
Source Vintage Footy
Skylon and Festival of Britain, 1951
Source Tim Dunn
Webb Cafe, Brentford
Source Old London
Grosvenor Hotel, London, Christmas 1951
Source Feetapart
Bob-a-job week
Source Old London
Winston Churchill greeting King George VI, May 1951
Source Alex David
Charing Cross Road in 1951.
Source Old London
London from the air
Source Davenant
Dilapidated warehouses, bomb sites and hollow shells of buildings. London
Source Rob Baker
Whitechapel
Source Aucharbon
The 1930s brutalist Spa Green Estate between Rosebery Avenue and St John St in Clerkenwell.
Source This Brutal House
The Tower
Source Aucharbon
Woolwich
Source London Life
The Charlton 'Tramatorium'
Source London Life
Highbury
Source Old London
Commuters crossing London Bridge, 1951
Source Aucharbon
London market, 1951
Source Davenant
South Bank, 1951
Source Old London
South Bank
Source Old London
Hamleys in the run-up to Christmas 1951, looking rather different to today.
Source A London Inheritance
A London commuter
Source Londonhistorian
Putney Bridge tube station
Source Old London
Hackney Marshes, home of 88 football pitches. These, of course, still exist
Source Classic Pics
An aerial view of Arsenal's Highbury Stadium
Source Vintage Footy
Aerial view of Battersea Park during the Festival of Britain
Source Old London

Last Updated 31 January 2017