These photographs, which are due to go on display in an exhibition in Moscow, show London as a dynamic metropolis, richly varied and full of contrast.
The affluent upper and middle classes are documented alongside the working class and urban poor, surviving life in the city as beggars and street vendors.
Emblems of London life such as pearly kings and bowler hats are captured alongside the city’s growing cultural diversity.
The “Another London” exhibition includes images from London’s Cold War years when visiting the capital was prohibited for ordinary Russians.
The exhibition, which opens on 19 February, is part of the UK-Russia year of culture organised by the British Council and the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.