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June 14, 2022

Grainy and Gorgeous: 26 Wonderful Black and White Photos of Life in London in 1973

These snapshots of London in 1973 were taken by Belfast-born photographer Norman Craig. “I worked in a lot of different buildings in the City from the 1970s to the 1990s.” Craig shared. “It's likely I took some snaps in those years.”

For more fascinating pictures, take a look at Craig's brilliant Flickr site.

Paternoster Square


Early evening, Piccadilly Circus

Mounted police at Ludgate Circus

Lunchtime stroll, Cheapside

Resting traveller, London Wall

Notting Hill

Whiteleys department store

Striding across Ludgate Circus

Central line platform at Oxford Circus

Kenneth Williams in 'My Fat Friend' at the Globe Theatre

Cigarette on Victoria Line Tube train

Window shopping in Oxford Street - Selfridges

Sunbathing in Holland Park

Couple on High Holborn

Late evening at Leadenhall Market

Lunchtime stroll by the Sir Christopher Wren pub, Paternoster Square

Catching up on the news, Central Line

Victoria Station

Sitar fettling on Sunday in Holland Park

Oxford Street store

Fashionable couple walking near St Paul's

Office worker, Greham Street


Oxford Street

Mannequins, Oxford Street


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