20 Images of the Great Smog of London That Inspired Numerous Dreadful Stories

Many of us know about the deadly fog that covered London in the 20th century, culminating in the Great Smog in 1952. Not only the thick fog but also the smog, caused by soot particles and poisonous sulfur dioxide produced by the burning of soft coal, that is thought to have taken around 12,000 lives.

The whole city used to be covered in blindly smog, where you couldn’t see anything. This atmosphere inspired a lot of people to create some of the most monstrous stories which still live to that day. From R.L. Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde to Tim Burton’s Vincentthe thick mist inspired wonder and fear to those who got to witness it first hand.

For the rest who didn’t experience it their selves, this scene might be hard to picture. However, below we have compiled a series of vintage pics that portray that exact atmosphere. Scroll down below to check them out.

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1. A Lamp Lighter At Work In Finsbury Park, London, 17 October 1935

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2.  St Pancras Railway Station, 1 July 1907

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3. A Woman Leads A Car Through London’s Regent’s Park, 25 October 1938

William Vanderson

4. A Family Feeding The Famous Pigeons In London’s Trafalgar Square, 1952

M. Fresco

5.Fleet Street, 6 December 1952

Edward Miller

6. Lincoln’s Inn Fields, 24 January 1934

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7. A Man Lighting His Pipe In Thick Fog Under The Arches At The Temple, London , 23 December 1935

Arthur Tanner

8. Blackfriars, Mid-morning, 5 December 1952

Monty Fresco

9. Fleet Street, 1952

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10. Piccadilly Circus, 20 December 1956


11. A Policeman Wears A Mask For Protection Against The Smog, 1962


12. Whitehall, 25 December 1937

Fred Morley

13. Central London, January 1936


14. National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, 1 December 1948


15.  The Tower Of London, January 1947

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16. The Sun Comes Through At The Pool Of London, 26 October 1938

H. F. Davis

17. Trafalgar Square, In The Daytime, November 1927

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18. Blackfriars, In The Morning, 5 December 1952

Don Price

19. A Bus Conductor Walks In Front Of His Vehicle, 9 December 1952


20. An Iceman Delivers In The Fog, 1 October 1919

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Architect Designs Hotel in Norway With a Glass Swimming Pool Suspended in Mid-air

Usually, the main aim of hotels is to provide a comfortable accommodation, offering safety and relaxing spaces for travelers. However, there are also unique hotels made to give guests a thrilling experience rather than just a relaxing stay. And if you wonder which one you would rather go for, it all depends on your personality type and spirit energy.

Turkish Hayri Atak Studio is the designer of the proposed Cliff Concept Boutique Hotel into Preikestolen, a cliff in southern Norway. The hotel, which is definitely not for the faint hearted, has become a popular tourist attraction. Such hotel features a swimming pool with a see-through bottom that juts out from the side of the cliff face. It features three levels of guest rooms and two observation decks, one at the top of the cliff and one at the bottom – alongside the swimming pool. The first of its kind, this swimming pool can be placed on top of a 55-storey luxury hotel!

Simply scroll down, and enjoy the views of this gorgeous hotel. Also, remember to upvote your favorite view!

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