20s London

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London Street scene, 1920s - the traffic is simply dreadful

Some Vintage Photographs of London From the 1920s

London's growth accelerated during the 18th century, and it was the world's largest city from about 1831 to 1925. This growth was aided from 1836 by London's first railways which put small countryside towns within easy reach of the city. The rail network expanded very rapidly, and caused these places to grow whilst London itself expanded into surrounding fields, merging with neighbouring settlements such as Kensington. Rising traffic congestion on city centre roads led to the creation of the…

London Bridge

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A bromide print photograph entitled 'Trafalgar Square', taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1920. This aerial photograph shows the roof of the National Gallery and the streets leading away from Trafalgar Square, London.

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London Bridge, 1925

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