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July 18, 2015

25 Fascinating Photographs That Give a Rare Glimpse of Everyday Life of London in the 1970s

From Punk rockers in the West End to bankers in bowler hats in the City, these incredible images capture the mood of a bygone era in London during the 1970s.

Punks draw stares in 1976. (Picture: Rex)

London buses beneath the advertising hoardings at the famous interchange Piccadilly Circus. (Picture: Getty)

There was no escaping pigeons in Trafalgar Square, even in 1970. (Picture: Rex)

Bunny Girls in costume pose on the roof of the Playboy Club, London in 1976. (Photo by Aubrey Hart/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

A businessman walks past an Evening Standard billboard as he leaves Bank tube station in 1972. (Picture; Rex)

A Harvest Festival at St Martin-in-the-Fields in around 1970. (Photo By RDImages/Epics/Getty Images)

Oxford Street in 1970.

The new Leicester Square after it was was given a makeover for the Queens Silver Jubilee in 1977.

Euston Station in 1978. (Picture: Rex)

Star Wars being shown at a central London cinema in 1977.

Punks in the West End in 1977. (Picture: Rex)

A laundrette in Kensington in 1974. (Picture: Rex)

Londoners were given discounts as London Transport celebrated the 25th anniversary of its sightseeing tour in 1976.

Teenagers rolling with the skateboarding craze in central London. (Picture: Rex)

Carnaby Street in 1978. (Picture: Rex)

Pictures being advertised for development for 5p in 1976. (Picture: Rex)

Two women looking at dresses in 'Stop the Shop' in Chelsea in 1971. (Picture: Rex)

Barman Ray Curry serving customers at 5am in London's newest pub, The Apple and Pears, at the new Covent Garden in Nine Elms in 1975.

An art installation with wire rods in bricks in 1970.

Cheapside in 1970. (Picture: Rex)

Two Policewomen on horseback in Westminster in 1970. (Picture: Rex)

Children play in a burnt out car on the Stonebridge Estate in 1973.

An elderly couple tuck into their strawberries and cream at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in 1971. (Picture: Rex)

Traffic around Trafalgar Square in 1977.

Customers queue at a bakery in Peckham. (Picture: Rex)

(via London Evening Standard)


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