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London gone by

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

Canary Wharf tower in London's Docklands in 2001 as seen from one of the new towers under construction. Photograph: Martin Godwin

Cannon Street, looking toward St Paul's Cathedral, virtually unscathed, after ceaseless German air raids, in 1942. Photograph: Bettmann/Corbis

The Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, during the Festival of Britain, 1951. Photograph: Jane Bown

Road traffic accident 1960s

Horse Guards Parade London - This is a divided back postcard dated 1904 and shows three Coldstream Guardsmen on Horse Guards Parade with the Cadiz Memorial in the background. The Cadiz Memorial is a French mortar in the shape of a Chinese Dragon, it was given to the Prince Regent in 1812 by the Spanish Government to mark the lifting of the siege of Cadiz by the Duke of Wellington during the Peninsular war.

A suffragette arrested. London , late 1910s.

Corner of Poultry and Queen Victoria Street, 1880. Once occupied by Mappin & Webb

A row of LNER streamlined locomotives belch out smoke at a London railway station c.1937

London Blitz: Photos of a London At War

Schoolboys chat with a master at King's College School, London, England, United Kingdom, 1953, photograph by Franc Shor.

Schoolboys and King Penguins, London, England, United Kingdom, 1953, photograph by B. Anthony Stewart.

Whitechapel High Street 1914

A British guardsman falls to the ground during Trooping the Colour ceremony, from heat exhaustion. London. 1957

Open-air church service for troops in Europe. Ludgate Hill, London, 1915. Unknown

Damage to St Paul’s cathedral during the blitz, 1940

Dornier Do 17s over Woolwich Arsenal

A street being constructed for Woolwich Arsenal workers

Rene Burri 1977. London. Jubilee.

London - Memorial Sunday 1953. Inge Morath