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150 photographs of London life by some of the biggest names in photography, dating from 1930 to 1960.
Dorothy Bohm Petticoat Lane Market, East End, London c 1960
© Dorothy Bohm Archive
This period of immense change was documented by photographers from all over the world - a familiar haunt to some, an exotic challenge to others.
Artists represented in the show include Bill Brandt, Henri-Cartier Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Elliot Erwitt, Robert Frank, Marketa Luskacova, Dora Maar, Irving Penn and Willy Ronis.
What the critics say
This vibrant exhibition offers an insight into London's historical and social background but the characters that it hones in on are the biggest draw
This is a simple show; wall texts are brief and few, only introducing each photographer, allowing visitors to draw their own conclusions.
If you want to explain recent British history to a teenager, take them to this show. It's all here and explained in pictures far more eloquently than in any history book
Individual images may be strong " it could hardly be otherwise given the calibre of the artists " but in general this is a safe and conservative show