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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