Londoners in the 20th century, as before and since, adapted outdoor spaces for all kinds of play.


Sailing model yachts in Kensington Gardens, 1951. © Museum of London.


Couples on the dodgems at Battersea Park funfair, 1966. © Museum of London.


On the “chairoplanes” at a Hampstead funfair, mid-20th century. © Museum of London.


Girls playing hopscotch in the street, 1955. © Museum of London.