London in the 1950s


London in the 1950s

2. Rush hour in Oxford Street, 1958




These incredible images show what life was like in London in the 1950s at some of the most famous landmarks in the capital for example Piccadilly Circus and Kings Cross train station, some may seem familiar to Londoners however some aspects are quite outdated. In the 1950s the legacy of the Second World War was everywhere to be seen but it was also time of great social and economic change the capital, it was the decade of televisions and washing machines being introduced to households and standard of living was generally improving. Take a look at some of the fascinating pictures of London in the 1950s.

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May 13, 2018 | 6:52 pm