To confuse any invading armies the road signs are changed in London, 1940.

To confuse any invading armies the road signs are changed in London, 1940

The London Stone in Cannon Street is the oldest piece of London. It was moved in the 1700's from the south side of the street to the north side and built into the wall of the former Church of Saint Swithun before the church was bombed in WW2, yet the stone was left unharmed. Full history here

The "London Stone" situated at 111 Cannon Street is the oldest piece of London. It was first recorded in historical documents around

Old Pictures of London in Victorian Era - circa 1890 - Covent Garden women shelling walnuts.

vintage everyday: Old Pictures of London in Victorian Era : circa Women shelling walnuts at Covent Garden Market in London. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

Francis J. Walters, Undertakers, 811 Commercial Rd from Philip Mernick’s East London Shopfronts

Scrooge and Marley sign Francis J. Walters, Undertakers, 811 Commercial Rd from Philip Mernick’s East London Shopfronts

London Victoria Station - 1950

London Victoria Station - 1950 (When I was little I used to love listening to all the boards turning over going clickety clack, as they set new journeys up)

Quirky photos from Britain's past... Bananas were a crowd puller: A scene from Bethnal Green, east London in 1946. Smiling women queuing for the much awaited bananas which have been scarce since the beginning of the Second World War.

A scene from Bethnal Green, East London, showing smiling women queueing for the much awaited bananas which have been scarce since the beginning of the Second World War. Beetroot is also available on this roadside stall.

London Routemaster bus having it's destinations roll changed in the depot.

First thing when I arrive. Great orientation to the city. London Routemaster bus having its destinations roll changed in the depot.

Tower of London. 1934

London policeman and Beef Eater Tower of London. 1934 informed not a pc, but a senior army officer in regemental helmet.

Higham's Park, East London in 1946: And with fireworks in his hat, lapel and top pocket

Where have all the Guys gone? QUENTIN LETTS'S nostalgia for the fantastic Bonfire Night effigies of yesteryear

1960. The Regent Street Christmas lights at night.

16 Magical Photos Of Old-Time Festive London

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