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16 Magical Photos Of Old-Time Festive London

A London Christmas during the 50’s-70’s. Courtesy of the Museum of London photography collection.

1. 1952. Christmas trees in Covent Garden Market.

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2. 1953. Christmas display at Selfridges.

© Henry Grant Collection / Via Museum of London

3. 1953. Boys admiring a train set in Selfridges.

© Henry Grant Collection / Via Museum of London

4. 1954. Ice on Hampstead Heath.

© Henry Grant Collection / Via Museum of London

5. 1955. Regent Street snowflake Christmas lights.

© Henry Grant Collection / Via Museum of London

6. 1955. Trafalgar Square at Christmas.

© Henry Grant Collection / Via Museum of London

7. 1957. Lion statue and pigeons in Trafalgar Square.

© Henry Grant Collection / Via Museum of London

8. 1957. Children peer into Hamleys toy store window.

© Henry Grant Collection / Via Museum of London

9. 1958. Trafalgar Square in the mist.

© Henry Grant Collection / Via Museum of London

10. 1960. The Regent Street Christmas lights at night.

© Henry Grant Collection / Via Museum of London

11. 1961. Children acting in a school nativity play.

© Henry Grant Collection / Via Museum of London

12. 1962. Newspaper sellers in the snow in Westminster.

© Henry Grant Collection / Via Museum of London

13. 1962. Decorating the classroom Christmas Tree.

© Henry Grant Collection / Via Museum of London

14. 1969. Boys on a toboggan, Hampstead Heath.

© Henry Grant Collection / Via Museum of London

15. 1970. Christmas lunch at Kingsgate Infant School.

© Henry Grant Collection / Via Museum of London

16. 1975. Children unwrap their Christmas presents.

© Henry Grant Collection / Via Museum of London

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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