London gone by
Unsorted vintage pictures and movies showing some of the history of London
Removal of park railings for scrap metal to help the war effort, London 1940.
public interventions: phantom railings street installation
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)
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..