In pictures: Christmas in London through the ages
Thursday 12 December 2013
We take a look at the remarkable set of black and white
photographs showing how London celebrated Christmas during the 1950s, 60s and
70s. They come from the Museum of London’s unique photography collection, which
provides a glimpse into all aspects of London life during the second half of
the 19th and 20th centuries.
The nostalgic shots include Regents Street in 1960, festooned with Christmas lights and bustling with the iconic Routemaster buses, Selfridges stocked full of fifties hampers, turkeys for sale in Leadenhall Market, and a snowy Trafalgar Square in the 1950s, complete with Christmas tree.
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