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Wartime London Showcased in New Exhibition

Photo: St Paul's Cathedral floodlit during VE Day celebrations, 8 May 1945. (Via Galerie Prints)


Galerie Prints, in collaboration with AKG Archives, Getty Images Archive and London & Mirror Group Archives have opened a new free exhibition, which uses archive images to show how London has changed over the decades.

A view east down the Thames towards smoke rising in Surrey docks, following the first air raid of the Blitz, 7 September 1940. (Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images via Galerie Prints)

Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner! uses more than 70 historic photographs taken between the 1920s and the present to chart the changing faces of London.

The stunning selection includes a number of breathtaking images of wartime London as part of its line up, and aims give insight into what has “always made and continues to make this city so special and so great”.

The library at Holland House, Kensington, London. It was damaged by incendiary bombs during the Blitz. (Central Press/Getty Images via Galerie Prints)

“Discussion, diversity, contrasts, elegance, resilience, passion, and fashion and inclusion, all elements so beautifully evident in these truly evocative images”, the gallery says.

Crowds celebrating VE Day on the streets of London, 8 May 1945. (Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images via Galerie Prints)

Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner! is a free exhibition that is open until 16 June 2019. The exhibition is being held at the Galerie Prints Gallery, on 152 Arthur Road, Wimbledon Park, London, SW19 8AQ. For more, see:

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