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.
Whitechapel Source Aucharbon 1951, and a City of Westminster employee relaxes in the sun during his lunch break on the Embankment. Source Old London Charing Cross Road in 1951. Source Old London Top hat in the City Source Aucharbon Hackney Marshes, home of 88 football pitches. These, of course, still exist Source Classic Pics London Source Davenant Woolwich Source London Life Fun fair, Battersea Park Source Old London Preparations for the Festival of Britain, Waterloo Road Source London Life Putney Bridge Station entrance Source Old London Newcastle United and Blackpool fans at Trafalgar Square before FA Cup Final at Wembley, 1951 Source Vintage Footy A London commuter Source Londonhistorian London market, 1951 Source Davenant Festival of Britain, May 1951 Source London Life Aerial view of Battersea Park during the Festival of Britain Source Old London Skylon and Festival of Britain, 1951 Source Tim Dunn Dome of Discovery and Skylon for the Festival of Britain, Westminster Source Old London The Charlton 'Tramatorium' Source London Life Dilapidated warehouses, bomb sites and hollow shells of buildings. London Source Rob Baker An aerial view of Arsenal's Highbury Stadium Source Vintage Footy Highbury Source Old London Webb Cafe, Brentford Source Old London London's docks Source Old London Commuters crossing London Bridge, 1951 Source Aucharbon Stamford Bridge Source Old London Winston Churchill greeting King George VI, May 1951 Source Alex David Putney Bridge tube station Source Old London Grosvenor Hotel, London, Christmas 1951 Source Feetapart A man delivering sacks of coal in the City of London Source Davenant South Bank, 1951 Source Old London London from the air Source Davenant The Tower Source Aucharbon The 1930s brutalist Spa Green Estate between Rosebery Avenue and St John St in Clerkenwell. Source This Brutal House Bob-a-job week Source Old London Hamleys in the run-up to Christmas 1951, looking rather different to today. Source A London Inheritance South Bank Source Old London
Last Updated 31 January 2017