This set of black and white photographs shows how London celebrated Christmas during the 1950s, 60s and 70s.
They come from the Museum of London's unique photography collection, which provides a glimpse into all aspects of London life during the second half of the 19th and 20th centuries.
The photographs have been released to mark the opening of the Museum of London Docklands' Santa's Grotto, which opens this Saturday until Monday 23 December 2013
1952: Christmas trees in Covent Garden Market
1953: Selfridges in Christmas season
1953: Christmas food hampers on display in Selfridges
1953: Exterior Christmas display at Selfridges
1954: Ice on Hampstead Heath
1957: Christmas turkeys for sale
1957: Children peer into Hamleys toy store window
1957: Children peer into Hamley's toy store window
1962: Decorating the classroom Christmas tree
1965: Regent Street snowflake Christmas lights
1969: Boys on a toboggan on Hampstead Heath
1975: Children unwrap their Christmas presents