Throughout much of the 20th century, London was covered by a thick, grey fog. The air polluting smog became such a staple of life in the city, that period dramas now have to bring in the smoke machines to capture historical London.
The eerie mist surrounded the capital for much of the Victorian era, and was said to have inspired some of the periods most notable horror and gothic writing, including The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Thankfully, we can enjoy their classic horror feel without inhaling any of the pollutants in these haunting images of the fog.
Lincoln’s Inn Fields, 24 January 1934
1947: The Tower of London
29 January 1959: Liverpool St. Station
St Pancras Railway Station, 1 July 1907
Trafalgar Square, December 1948
Fleet Street, 1952
Tower Bridge, 1952
Embankment at Blackfriars, 1952
Ludgate Circus, 1 November 1922
Regent Street, 1964
Regent’s Park, 25 October 1938