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By the middle of the 1930s, unemployment is creating political unrest. In the East End, the Battle of Cable Street leads to a ban on political uniforms.
Cars are congesting London’s streets, and the Government considers removing trams and horses. Gatwick aerodrome is opened, and plans are discussed for a city centre airport.
HG Wells offends Muslims with a new book, the Crystal Palace burns down and the King abdicates. As the decade draws to a close, events in Munich bring the capital to the brink of war.