London in the 1950s Through Amazing Color Photos

The 1950s London was the heyday of the baby boomers. There was no longer rationing post war and the city was undergoing huge social and economic change. A new Queen was in charge of the country who was vibrantly popular and hope hung in the air for a new era.

 London in the 1950s It was also the decade when televisions and washing machines first appeared in houses, something that would transform the housewives day-to-day, and the standard of living was generally improving as council houses offered respected alternatives to slums and the welfare state was in full bloom. A set of amazing color photos from foundin_a_attic that shows what London looked like in the 1950s. Admiralty Arch from the Mall, London

 

 Admiralty Arch, London

 

Beefeaters, London

 

Buckingham Palace, London

 

Coronation of Elizabeth II, London

 

 Cutty Sark, London

 

Egyptian Sphinx on Victoria Embankment, London

 

 From the Queen’s Building at London Airport (Heathrow)

 

 Kew Gardens, London

 

 Lambeth Palace, London

 

London Airport (Heathrow) car park

 

London overview

 

London Pavilion at Piccadilly Circus, London

 

London street scenes

 

Marble Arch, London

 

Nelson’s Column, Trafalgar Square, London

 

Nelson’s Column, Trafalgar Square, London

 

Nelson’s Column, Trafalgar Square, London

 

 Palace of Westminster, London

 

 Parliament Square, London

 

 Queen’s Guard, London

 

St James’s Palace seen from St James’s Street, London

 

St Stephen’s Tower (Big Ben) and Westminster Bridge, London

 

St Stephen’s Tower (Big Ben) underwent extensive repairs, London

 

St Stephen’s Tower (Big Ben), London

 

St. Paul’s Cathedral, London

 

St. Paul’s Cathedral, London

 

The Cenotaph on Whitehall, London

 

The church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. Trafalgar Square fountains in the foreground

 

The church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. Trafalgar Square in the foreground

 

The Mall, London

 

Tower Bridge, London

 

Tower of London

 

Tower of London

 

Tower of London

 

Tower of London

 

Tower of London

 

Trafalgar Square, London

 

Victoria Tower Gardens, with the eponymous tower in view, London

 

Waterloo Bridge looking east towards St. Paul’s Cathedral, London

 

Westminster Abbey, London

 

Westminster Abbey, London

 

 Westminster Abbey, London

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