“Basket Jim”, Covent Garden, London 1930

“Basket Jim”, Covent Garden 1930 [587 x 786]

Balancing Act. Basket Jim does his thing in Covent Garden, London, in "weird wicker"

Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee - London

[General background] Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee - London decorations/ A view down Regent Street looking north and showing the decorations for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in

Lift girls, Selfridges, 1928. Decades prior to the ample shopping my beloved late mother and I did there in the 1980s.

Lifts at Selfridge's, Oxford Street, Westminster, London, 1928 - taken here from Shadwell to see Father Christmas - early

A Marks & Spencer store in Holloway, London, 1914.

1914: life before war – in pictures

1914 A Marks & Spencer store in Holloway, London Photograph: Getty Images Marks & Sparks

London in the 1920's

Dignified and characterful portraits of Londoners, believed to be by photographer Donald McLeish selected from the three volumes of Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.