A look at the 1950s London Through these Amazing Color Photos

During the 1950s, London was a booming city for baby boomers. After the war, rationing had ended, and the city was undergoing substantial social and economic changes. A new Queen, vibrantly popular, ruled the country, and hope hung in the air for a new era.

In addition, televisions and washing machines were introduced in homes, which transformed the lives of housewives. The standard of living was generally improving as council houses provided an alternative to slums and the welfare state was in full swing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#49 Old Sunken Roundabout outside the Heathrow Tunnel (and just south of the Bath Road), London Airport, 1958

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