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11 vintage photos of London that will change how you see the city

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Mr Turner briefs prospective taxi drivers on bicycles at taxi school at Harleyford Street, Kennington. 14 October 1947. PICTURE: KEYSTONE/GETTY IMAGES

Here are 11 photos from the capital that show nothing ever changes.

People are so rude on the Tube, nobody says 'hello' or even makes eye contact.

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An underground train on the District Line in London, equipped with a new system of lighting. 13 October 1944. (Picture: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

 

And getting a seat during rush hour is always difficult.

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Chancellor of the Exchequer William Ewart Gladstone with directors and engineers of the Metropolitan Railway Company on an inspection tour of the world's first underground line. 24 May 1862. (Picture: Hulton Archive / Stringer)

 

Getting across London Bridge by any means is a nightmare.

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Traffic on London Bridge, circa 1890. (Picture: London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

 

That sinking feeling when you realise the bus is too full.

No matter how much you breath in.

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Comet, an elephant from Chessington, tries to board a bus in Shaftesbury Avenue, London. Date created: 1938. (Picture: Fox Photos/Getty Images)

 

And if you want to find a shop that sells ridiculous things you can.

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Women load their Christmas shopping into a car with the aid of an attendant from Whiteley's department store in London. 3 December 1930. (Picture: Fox Photos/Getty Images)

 

Hipster 'inebriation emporiums' are everywhere.

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Victor Berlemont, a French publican working in an establishment of London's Soho, circa. 1939. (Picture: General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

 

At the first glimmer of sunshine, Londoners flock to the nearest 'beach'

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The crowded beach under Tower Bridge. 30 May 1939. (Picture: David Savill/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

 

The cycling gear is getting way too flashy and overpriced.

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Models wearing a collection of modern wedding outfits from Youngs and proving their practicality by riding on bikes through London. April 1966. (Picture: Ray Roberts/Getty Archive)

 

And the City of London won't stop throwing up oddly shaped sky scrapers.

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A construction worker at work on the water storage of a building in Golden Lane, Aldersgate, in the City of London. 1956. (Picture: Harry Kerr/BIPs/Getty Images.)

 

Getting lost remains easy.

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Mr Turner briefs prospective taxi drivers on bicycles at taxi school at Harleyford Street, Kennington. 14 October 1947. (Picture: Keystone/Getty Images)

 

And the pubs on Friday at 5pm are a welcoming place for all Londoners, of any creed.

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A group of four newly-appointed clergymen enjoy a drink with the Bishop of Southwark at a local pub, circa 1965. (Picture: Keystone/Getty Images)

 

Dear London. Never change.


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