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London gone by

Unsorted vintage pictures and movies showing some of the history of London

London 1941

Old Pics Archive on Twitter: "London 1941"

Peter Cook’s The Establishment Club Between 1961 and 1964, 18 Greek Street, Soho was the home of the Establishment Club.

Soho | Darkest London

"Mrs Suter carries out the day's chores. Here we see Mrs Suter with her shopping basket full of bananas after a visit to the Co-Op on Westhorne Avenue, Eltham."

Explore what happened in Greenwich, London during the Blitz.

Removal of park railings for scrap metal to help the war effort, London 1940.

public interventions: phantom railings street installation

Trolleybuses destroyed at Bexleyheath trolleybus depot following an air raid on London in late 1940.

Orson Welles, former husband of Rita Hayworth, smiles happily as he poses with his Italian Countess Paoula Mori, 24, outside London’s Caxton Hall, May 8, 1955. (AP Photo)

English actress Nanette Newman, 21, and actor-writer Bryan Forbes are shown after their wedding at London's Caxton Hall Register Office, on August 27, 1955. They were married for 58 years, until Forbes' death in 2013. (AP Photo/John Rider)

19 year old film actress Diana Dors and her new husband Dennis Hamilton, 26 year old 'representative of an engineering firm', leaving Caxton Hall registry office after their wedding 3rd July 1951.

Comedian Bob Monkhouse and his bride Elizabeth Thompson, at their wedding reception at Caxton Hall, London. Harold Berens is taking a bite of their cake.

Jean Gillie, the young London actress, was in “Something in the Air” at the palace theatre, when she married on May 5, 1944 at Caxton Hall in London to Lieut. Jack Bernhard, D.F.C., U.S.A. Air Force

Robert Nesbitt, the theatrical producer, was married at Caxton Hall, London on Jan. 2, 1943, to Iris Lockwood, the actress. They were married until he died in 1995.

Sir William Beveridge, whose report on social security had brought his name in to the affairs of every home in the land, was married at Caxton Hall on Dec. 15, 1942, to his cousin Janet 'Jessy' Mair. She had been his assistant since 1915 and they married after the death of her first husband David Mair (AP Photo)

British screen star Elizabeth Taylor and her husband, English actor Michael Wilding stand at the door of London'’s Caxton Hall before the huge crowd which massed to greet them after their wedding on the morning of Feb. 21, 1952. (AP Photo)

A meeting held outside the Morton factory gates

Pickles and Pickets

Lena Ashwell with Eva Moore and Mary McArthur after address to the strikers.

Pickles and Pickets

Morton’s women workers leaving on their march to Trafalgar Square. 1914

A large sailing ship in Union Wharf lower dock. West Ferry- Road walls

Jim Jackson and friends at JJ's, London, England, United Kingdom, 1976, photographer unknown. "Some of the most finely dressed came to JJ’s on those weekends. The music was imported directly from the States. When you needed to kick back a little you could retreat to the bar, observe the parade of talented, beautiful people filtering past, and feel glad to be part of something that we all knew was special."

Kim's, London, England, United Kingdom, 1984, photograph by John Londei. Kim's opened in Maida Vale in 1955, named for the owner's pet poodle. Eventually the building was redeveloped and now is an office..