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June 23, 2022

36 Wonderful Photos of London’s Tube Riders From the 1960s to 1980s

For more than four decades, photographer Bob Mazzer has been taking pictures on the London Underground.

“There’s definitely a link between being born in Aldgate and taking all these pictures on the tube,” Bob said, “You don’t think you are starting a project, but one day you look back over your recent pictures and there are a dozen connected images, and you realise it is the beginning of a project – and then you fall in love with it.”

“For a while in the eighties, I lived with my father in Manor House and worked as a projectionist at a porn cinema in Kings Cross. It was called The Office Cinema, so guys could call their wives and say, ‘I’m still at the office.'” recalled Bob affectionately, “Every day, I travelled to Kings Cross and back. Coming home late at night, it was like a party and I felt the tube was mine and I was there to take pictures.”

Take a look back at the tube from the 1960s to 1980s through these 36 fascinating vintage photos taken by Bob Mazzer:


  1. Not a single person looked like they wanted to be there!




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