A deserted street in London after an air raid during the 2nd World War, 1940. Colour Photos from Time & Life Pictures.

Blitz Britain: Amazing colour pictures of London under siege from Nazi bombers during World War II

A deserted street in London after an air raid during World War II, Colour Photos from Time & Life Pictures. 'The Blitz'

Princess Elizabeth rides through the Centre Gate at Buckingham Palace having represented her sick father King George VI at Trooping the Colour in London on June 7, 1951.

Princess Elizabeth represented the King at Trooping of the Colour ceremony in London on June 1951 Picture: TASCHEN/Bettmann/CORBIS

1940s London in Colour

Kodachrome photograph by Chalmers Butterfield "Shaftesbury Avenue from Piccadilly Circus, in the West End of London," 1949

Old Covent Garden market around 1970. Photograph by Clive Boursnell.

Clive Boursnell's photos of Old Covent Garden capture everyday moments in the vanished fruit, vegetable and flower markets.

Revealed: The amazing pictures of Britain in colour for the very first time | Mail Online

Revealed: The amazing pictures of Britain in colour for the very first time

1939 in London, the River Thames. View of the House of Commons from the south Embankment. Vintage photo of 30s London in colour.

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A vintage shot of Shaftesbury Avenue.

A vintage shot of Shaftesbury Avenue.

Clive Boursnell's photos of Old Covent Garden capture everyday moments in the   vanished fruit, vegetable and flower markets.

Clive Boursnell's photos of Old Covent Garden capture everyday moments in the vanished fruit, vegetable and flower markets.

‘Old Covent Garden’ is published by Frances Lincoln, priced at £12.99. All photos © Clive Boursnell.

‘Old Covent Garden’ is published by Frances Lincoln, priced at £12.99. All photos © Clive Boursnell.

The photographer Clive Boursnell took photos of the fruit, vegetable and flower markets found at Old Covent Garden

The photographer Clive Boursnell took photos of the fruit, vegetable and flower markets found at Old Covent Garden

Nun buying flowers, Old Covent Garden Market, London

Nun buying flowers, Old Covent Garden Market, London

Clive Boursnell's photos of Old Covent Garden capture everyday moments in the vanished fruit, vegetable and flower markets.

Clive Boursnell's photos of Old Covent Garden capture everyday moments in the vanished fruit, vegetable and flower markets.

Artichokes for sale, Old Covent Garden Market

Artichokes for sale, Old Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden Market, Floral Hall, c.1910 courtesy of The Gentle Author blog.

Covent Garden Market, Floral Hall, c.1910 courtesy of The Gentle Author blog.

piccadilly circus 1972

piccadilly circus 1972

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