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Amazing Mid-century Photographs of London

Charlie Gracie posing for promotional photos in London, c.5 August 1957

The 1950s was a prosperous decade, especially in destroyed Europe, where all countries were rebuilding after World War II. Coventry-born photographer Allan Hailstone, visited London numerous times before he bacame a student at London University in 1957. Wherever he went he always took his camera and took lots of photos. During the decade he took hundreds of photographs of the United Kingdom’s capital. Check out his amazing 1950s London photographs.

Also check: Photos of England In 1939 Before World War II

London: Portrait of a City by Allan Hailstone

London: Portrait of a City by Allan Hailstone

Warner Cinema, Cranbourn Street, London, 3 January 1957

Warner Cinema, Cranbourn Street, London, 3 January 1957

Trafalgar Square, London, 5 November 1955

Trafalgar Square, London, 5 November 1955

Trafalgar Square CND London, 24 September 1960

Trafalgar Square CND London, 24 September 1960

The Strand, London, 1 August 1955

The Strand, London, 1 August 1955

Southampton Row, London, 2 August 1955

Piccadilly Circus, London, 2 April 1956

Piccadilly Circus, London, 2 April 1956

Outside Foyle’s Bookshop, Charing Cross Road, London, around mid-1961

Outside Foyle’s Bookshop, Charing Cross Road, London, around mid-1961

Near Tottenham Court Road tube station, London, 1 August 1955

Near Tottenham Court Road tube station, London, 1 August 1955

Men outside shop Charing Cross Road, London, 5 November 1955

Men outside shop Charing Cross Road, London, 5 November 1955

Leicester Square, London, 11 April 1955

Leicester Square, London, 11 April 1955

Leicester Square, London, 2 April 1956

Leicester Square, London, 2 April 1956

Aldwych, London, 1 August 1955

Aldwych, London, 1 August 1955

Museum Street cnr. New Oxford Street, London, 1 August 1955

Museum Street cnr. New Oxford Street, London, 1 August 1955

Charing Cross Road, London, 5 November 1955

Charing Cross Road, London, 5 November 1955

Charing Cross Road, London, 5 November 1955 looking south

Charing Cross Road, London, 5 November 1955 looking south

Charlie Gracie posing for promotional photos in London, c.5 August 1957

Charlie Gracie posing for promotional photos in London, c.5 August 1957

Foyle’s Bookshop, Charing Cross Road, London, 5 November 1955

Foyle’s Bookshop, Charing Cross Road, London, 5 November 1955

High Holborn, London, 2 August 1955

High Holborn, London, 2 August 1955

Kingsway cnr. High Holborn, London, 1 August 1955

Kingsway cnr. High Holborn, London, 1 August 1955

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