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August 6, 2020

40 Fascinating Photos Capture Street Scenes of London in the Mid-1980s

The 1980s were an iconic time for the United Kingdom, and London was at the centre of it all. It was a decade of considerable change. Long established industries, street scenes, shops and ways of life were being swept away and the often divisive politics of the time were visible painted along the walls.

Mike Lidgley took these fascinating photos that show street scenes of London from 1980 to 1985.

Cannon Street to St Paul's

Lombard Street (L) junction with King William Street (R)

1 Lombard Street

A busy Sunday on the platforms of Liverpool Street before the station was rebuilt

Aldermanbury street scenes

Aldermanbury street scenes

Alterations and renovations at the Royal Exchange. Cornhill to right

Basinghall Avenue to Basinghall Street

Basinghall Avenue to Coleman Street

Basinghall Street to Aldermanbury Square

Basinghall Street to rear of Guildhall

Bishopsgate

British Rail Travel Centre in King William Street

Broad Street Station - side view from Eldon Street

Broad Street Station

Cannon Streeet from Monument

Chartered Insurance Institute, Aldermanbury

Eldon Street side of Broad Street Station

Gracechurch Street from Monument

Gresham Street - Guildhall and St Lawrence Jewry

Gresham Street to Bank of England. St Lawrence Jewry on left

Junction Bishopsgate/Theadneedle Street

Junction of Leadenhall Street and Gracechurch Street - new Lloyds building/tower rises in background

Junction of Leadenhall Street and Gracechurch Street

King William Street from Monument

Liverpool Street and Broad Street Station

Liverpool Street development opposite Broad Street Station

Lloyd's building under construction, Leadenhall Street

Marie Hat Boutique - a small shop that was slipped into the wall of Liverpool Street Station

Poultry - South Side

Poultry - South Side

Poultry and Bucklersbury from Cheapside

Rear of Girdlers Hall, Basinghall Avenue

Revenue House, Poultry

Shops at the corner of Gutter Lane and Cheapside

Standard Chartered Bank development, Bishopsgate

The destruction of London's Broad Street Station to make way for the new Broadgate Centre

The destruction of London's Broad Street Station to make way for the new Broadgate Centre

The destruction of London's Broad Street Station to make way for the new Broadgate Centre

Threadneedle Street from Bank




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