Amazing Then-and-Now Photos Show How London Has Changed From Between the 1920s and 2010s

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The 1920s in Britain, also known as the ‘Roaring Twenties’, was a decade of contrasts. The First World War had ended in victory, peace had returned and with it, prosperity.

For the ‘Bright Young Things’ from the aristocracy and wealthier classes, life had never been better. Nightclubs, jazz clubs and cocktail bars flourished in the cities. The hedonistic lifestyle portrayed in books and films such as ‘The Great Gatsby’ was perhaps for some, an escape from reality.

So what was it like to live in the 1920s? A set of amazing photos from ‘Roll the Dice’ Flickr account shows how London has changed from between then 1920s and 2010s.

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Warwick Avenue

Chelsea FC

Earls Court Road

Ebury Street

Edgware Road

Gloucester Road

Goldhawk Road

Holborn Circus

Holborn Viaduct


Ladbroke Grove

Lanesborough Hotel

Looking down Bow Lane across Watling Street

Lupus Street

Marylebone Church

Marylebone Lane

Old Brompton Road

Prince Henry’s Room, Fleet Street

Ranelagh Road

Regency Street

Sicilian Avenue

Snow Hill

St Pancras

St Pauls Churchyard

St Pauls Churchyard

Tally Ho corner Finchley

The Anchor Bankside

Waterloo Tram Exit

Whitefriars Fire Station

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