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