Amazing Vintage Photos of Everyday Life in London in the 1920s_Lap

Most of the pictures here come from the triple volume Wonderful London, with many of them by photographer Donald McLeish. Published in the 1920s and long out of print, this huge work is an astonishing feat and a valuable addition to the history of the capital.

The Thames & Tower Bridge
Sheep in the Strand
Cricket on Parliament Hill Fields
Young boy with policewomen
Football in the east end
Serpentine, Hyde Park
Hyde Park
Portable bells and pram
Site of Millenium Bridge & Tate Modern
Hyde Park
Hampstead Heath donkey rides
Lincoln’s Inn Fields
Whitestone Pond, Hampstead Heath
Trafalgar Square
Charlie Chaplin tribute act!
Children at play
Street toy sellers, Holborn
Hampstead ponds
Fog in Charing Cross
Lunch break by the Tower Of London
Water cart, Poplar
London in the 1920’s
Sheep by the Serpentine
Whip Woman
Ice-cream seller
Islington window cleaner
All night coffee stall, Hyde Park Corner
Breton onion seller
Billingsgate & Monument
Chimney sweep
Pavement artist, Victoria Embankment
The cats-meat man
Caledonian Market
Caledonian Market
Farringdon, in the precincts of old Alsatia
Westminster Bridge
Telephone engineer, Mayfair
pea shellers
ladies rifle club, rooftop, Strand House
Street brass band
Street musicians
Street escapologist
Borough of Stepney
Street hawkers, King’s Cross
Street gramophone player
Street organ grinder
Street entertainers
Golf on Adelaide House
Street knife grinder
Selling programmes and favours outside Chelsea Football Club
The fortune telling parrakeet
Street hawker
Street flower seller, Victoria

Street shoeblack