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August 21, 2021

Vintage Snapshots of Streets of London in the 1970s

These evocative snapshots of London were taken by Swedish tourist Mats Örn in 1971 and 1977. They reveal what the capital city looked like in this bygone era, which is well known for being a time of cultural and political change – especially due to high inflation levels, IRA bomb threats, widespread trade union strikes and feminism.

More fascinating photographs could be found at Örn’s brilliant Flickr site.

London, February 1971

Portobello Road, February 1971

Piccadilly with Green Park on the left, February 1971

Fleet Street, February 1971

Newspaper stand, February 1971

Finance District, February 1971

Oxford Circus, February 1971

London Bridge, October 1977

Portobello Road, October 1977

Portobello Road, October 1977

Portobello Road, October 1977

Portobello Road, October 1977

Portobello Road, October 1977

Portobello Road, October 1977

Kensington Gardens, 1977

Poultry & Game, October 1977

Rupert Street, October 1977

Westbourne Grove just off Portobello Rd., October 1977

The Sherlock Holmes Pub, October 1977

Liberty´s London, October 1977

Parking ticket, 1977

Man asleep on a bench, October 1977

Outside St. Pauls Cathedral, October 1977

Oxford Street, October 1977

Oxford Street, October 1977

Hyde Park, October 1977

Hyde Park, October 1977

London, October 1977




1 comment:

  1. I thought London was pretty clean city but there is so much garbage around.

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