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.