A drive through London in 1946

I came across this video today when I was mean’t to be working on one of my worik in progress manuscripts.  It shows that traffic has always been bad in London though it seems quiet at first.

I really enjoyed watching this video and seem to know all of the streets the video takes us through;it has changed but then again it hasn’t changed that much so I thought I would share it with you all.

I like how people back then still risked their lives to run between vehicles just as I do today though I do think they had less in the way of suicdal motorbikes and couriers.

See if you notice at 1 minute 44 seconds some of the bombed out buildings near St. Pauls, you can actually see through the windows of the broken building to the next nearest ruin, a block away.

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About Stephen Liddell

I am a writer and traveller with a penchant for history and getting off the beaten track. With several books to my name including a #1 seller, I also write environmental, travel and history articles for magazines as well as freelance work. Recently I've appeared on BBC Radio and Bloomberg TV and am waiting on the filming of a ghost story on British TV. I run my own private UK tours company (Ye Olde England Tours) with small, private and totally customisable guided tours run by myself!
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3 Responses to A drive through London in 1946

  1. Malla Duncan says:

    So fascinating. It must have been so wonderful to walk around the streets normally after 5 years of war. No wonder everybody got out and about!

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  2. Marilyn Allan says:

    OMG!! Chaos….no lines in the roads!! How is it y’all drive on the wrong side of the road??😂😂 Marilyn

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  3. Ankur Mithal says:

    Interesting!
    Not sure if I used it right, but the email share button on yr blog does not seem to function. Sent one to myself and it did not reach.

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