The 1970s was a decade made for rebels, music, sport, feminism, protests, and pure unadulterated fun. The first Pride march of 1971 ended up in Trafalgar Square, the first concorde flight to JFK airport left Heathrow in 1977, and people partied in the streets for the Notting Hill Carnival, Silver Jubilee, and Arsenal's FA Cup win over Liverpool.
London's last steam powered underground train chuffs off into the history books Source Tim Dunn Sid and Johnny stopped by the police - arrested or autographs? Source Pu Nk and Stuff Portobello Road, 1970 Source Nationalarchives Double-decker bus being unloaded in the docks, 1971 Source Old London It seems Boris Johnson wasn't the first Tory politician to take to a zipwire... Here's Maggie at the London Boat Show, 1979 Source Conservative History Hannah Dadds, first female operator, London Underground, 1978 Source Women in Transport People confronting police with riot gear, Notting Hill Carnival, 1978 Source Gagdaily Remains of a damaged bus after the Lewisham Riot, 1977 Source Historic London Notting Hill Carnival, 1976 Source Old London Silver Jubilee street party June 1977 - Lindrop Street, Fulham Source Lbhflibraries London, 1976 Source Pu Nk and Stuff Stevie Wonder visiting a childrens' school for the blind in London, 1970 Source Classic Pics Bobby Moore, Upton Park, 1977 Source Old London Piccadilly Circus, 1976 Source Vintag The 'Graffiti Boys', London Source Rob Baker C3PO conducting the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, 1978 Source Vintage Photos Arrival of the Apollo 15 astronauts at College Building, City University, 1971 Source City The first Pride march through London took place, ending with a rally in Trafalgar Square, 1971 Source Stonewall Soho Market, London, 1979 Source Mcmorgan Arsenal win the double, 1971 Source Old London Young onlooker during the Miss TV Times Beauty Contest finals, 1971 Source Classic Pics Alfred Hitchcock directing Frenzy in London, 1971 Source Behind the Scenes Riccardo Vila of Tottenham, 1978 Source Old London Britannia up by St Pancras clock tower looking to King's Cross, 1971 Source Tim Dunn Police clash with protestors in Southall, west London, 1979 Source Newstatesman King's Road, Chelsea, 1978 Source Old London Notting Hill Carnival, 1976 Source Shadelondon People queuing for The Jam and The Clash gig at Rainbow. London, May 1977 Source Pu Nk and Stuff Trader Rosa at the old Covent Garden Source Share the City 1978 Source Rob Baker Demonstration against the Industrial Relations Bill, 1971 Source Unionhistory Brick Lane in 1978 Source Old Pics Archive First Concorde flight from Heathrow, 1977 Source London Pride Oxford Street, 1976 Source Vintag A Chelsea-supporting street before the FA cup final against Leeds United, 1970 Source Old London Lindsay Wagner poses for a publicity photo for The Bionic Woman Source History in Pictures Fulham Broadway Source Old London Feminist graffiti, 1979 Source Old London World's End, bottom of the King's Road, Chelsea, 1978 Source Old London Disbrowe Road Silver Jubilee Street Party, June 1977 Source Lbhflibraries Bob Marley and friends playing football in Kennington Park, 1977 Source Old Pics Archive Oxford Street, 1976 Source Vintag Piccadilly Circus, 1970 Source Bt Scotland fans in Trafalgar Square, 1977 Source Picture This Scotland White Hart Lane,1977 Source Old London Carnaby Street, 1978 Source Pinterest The Jam played Soho Market on 23 October, 1976 Source Art Gallery Lancaster flying over London, 1976 Source Old London Soho, 1976 Source Vintag London punk rockers in 1979 Source Old London The Queen opens the Piccadilly Line extension linking Heathrow Airport with London Underground, 1977 Source Old Pics Archive Spitalfields, 1972 Source Spitalfieldslife Modculture Mod revival, 1979 Source Rob Webb Marvin Gaye strolling ahead of his Rolls Royce in Notting Hill, 1976 Source Classic Pics Punks at Sid Vicious (of the Sex Pistols) memorial in London, March, 1979 Source Miepvonsydow