56 Amazing Vintage Photos of Everyday Life in London in the 1920s

Most of the pictures here come from the triple volume Wonderful London, with many of them by photographer Donald McLeish. Published in the 1920s and long out of print, this huge work is an astonishing feat and a valuable addition to the history of the capital.

 The Thames & Tower BridgeSheep in the Strand

 

Cricket on Parliament Hill Fields

 

Young boy with policewomen

 

Football in the east end

 

Serpentine, Hyde Park

 

Hyde Park

 

Portable bells and pram

 

Site of Millenium Bridge & Tate Modern

 

Hyde Park

 

Hampstead Heath donkey rides

 

Lincoln’s Inn Fields

 

Whitestone Pond, Hampstead Heath

 

Trafalgar Square

 

Charlie Chaplin tribute act!

 

Children at play

 

Street toy sellers, Holborn

 

Hampstead ponds

 

Fog in Charing Cross

 

Lunch break by the Tower Of London

 

Water cart, Poplar

 

 

London in the 1920’s

 

Sheep by the Serpentine

 

Whip Woman

 

Ice-cream seller

 

Islington window cleaner

 

All night coffee stall, Hyde Park Corner

 

Breton onion seller

 

Billingsgate & Monument

 

Chimney sweep

 

Shepherd

 

Pavement artist, Victoria Embankment

 

The cats-meat man

 

Caledonian Market

 

Caledonian Market

 

Farringdon, in the precincts of old Alsatia

 

Westminster Bridge

 

Telephone engineer, Mayfair

 

pea shellers

 

ladies rifle club, rooftop, Strand House

 

Street brass band

 

Street musicians

 

Street escapologist

 

Borough of Stepney

 

Street hawkers, King’s Cross

 

Street gramophone player

 

Street organ grinder

 

Street entertainers

 

Golf on Adelaide House

 

Street knife grinder

 

Selling programmes and favours outside Chelsea Football Club

 

The fortune telling parrakeet

 

Street hawker

 

Street flower seller, Victoria

 

 Street shoeblack

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