A century of London Ladies
As the Olympics begins, these dazzling pictures, published in a new Taschen book, reveal how women have made London the most colourful city on Earth
It was Samuel Johnson who said that: ‘When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.’
Well, the same could be said of women. Indeed, as these vivid pictures from a fabulous new TASCHEN book reveal, it is the capital’s ladies that have given the city so much of its style, substance and strength.
From the roaring 1920s, through the dark days of the Blitz to the Swinging Sixties and beyond, London has been shaped by the women who live there.
So in this year of the Olympics, let’s celebrate their unique role in making London the greatest city on Earth.
London: Portrait Of A City (TASCHEN, £44.99).
Daily tip from the lady archive
“A GRACEFUL walk is a great asset, for sometimes it can create an illusion of beauty where little exists.”The Lady. Pleasant Exercises for Grace. 2nd April 1931