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Glimpse of the past… Parking on Belgrave Square, 1965

Belgrave Square, 1965 (image: London Illustrated News)

Belgrave Square, 1965 (image: London Illustrated News)

Snapped for the London Illustrated News in December 1965, this image of Belgrave Square shows just how much of a free-for-all parking in London used to be. Notice how many of the vehicles are boxed in; a common situation which, as the article accompanying this image says, often left drivers trapped “for hours.” 

The image below depicts the approximate area as it appears today.

The cluttered parking spot today (image: Google street view)

The cluttered parking spot today (image: Google street view)

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