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    You're Strongly Advised To Look At These Awesome Vintage Pictures Of London

    From Observing the Crowd: Photographs by Bob Collins, now on at the Museum of London.

    The Changing of the Guard, outside Buckingham Palace, 1954.

    The morning rush hour, Victoria Railway Station, c.1955.

    Billingsgate Fish Market porters, Lower Thames Street, 1958.

    Children gathered around a comics stall, Romford Market, c.1947.

    A photographer on the eve of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, Admiralty Arch, 1 June 1953.

    Addressing the crowd at Speakers’ Corner, Hyde Park, c.1955.

    A customer considers a purchase, Billingsgate Fish Market, 1958.

    At a skiffle club party, Soho, 1959.

    Derby Day, Epsom Downs Racecourse, late 1950s.

    Derby Day, Epsom Downs Racecourse, late 1950s.

    Young boy waiting to travel, possibly Waterloo Station, c.1960.

    Dressed for the occasion, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club Championships, Wimbledon, 1960.

    Waiting for the bus, central London c.1960.

    Ticket inspector, Victoria Station, c.1960.

    The morning rush hour, Victoria Station, 1960.

    Clashes at an Oswald Mosley rally, Trafalgar Square, 22 July 1962.

    Amongst demonstrators at an anti-Vietnam War protest, Hyde Park, 1969.

    Lining the streets for the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, central London, 1981.