People asleep on the escalators at Piccadilly Tube Station, London, during an air raid, 1940.

People asleep on the escalators at Piccadilly Tube Station, London, during an air raid - 1940

A woman fixing her mattress and pillows on the top bunk as she prepares for a nights sleep in an air raid shelter during the Blitz, November 1940 (b/w photo)

world war II - woman A woman fixing her mattress and pillows on the top bunk as she prepares for a nights sleep in an air raid shelter during the Blitz, November 1940 (b/w photo)

Tower Beach, 50's East London

Two women take their children for a picnic on Tower Beach, an artificial beach near Tower Bridge on the River Thames, London

1940's London

stevenandspice: London 1940 London, in hi-res colour. These photographs were taken using Kodachrome film by the improbably and wonderfully named Chalmers Butterfield, probably in Via How To Be a Retronaut.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941. Mrs Day points to a hole in the ceiling where a fire bomb recently came through into her South Kensington home. Scorch marks can be seen on the ceiling next to the hole.

A Day in the Life of a Wartime Housewife- Everyday Life in London, England, 1941 Mrs Day points to a hole in the ceiling where a fire bomb recently came through into her South Kensington home. Scorch marks can be seen on the ceiling next to the hole.

Instructions for people using a Tube station as an air-raid shelter.

19 Ethereal Pictures Of London's Secret Underworld

Instructions for people using a Tube station as an air-raid shelter.

vintage everyday: 31 Gorgeous Photos of The London Underground in the 1950s and 1960s

vintage everyday: 31 Gorgeous Photos of The London Underground in the and


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