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 C3PO conducting the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, 1978 Source Vintage Photos London, 1976 Source Pu Nk and Stuff Notting Hill Carnival, 1976 Source Old London The Queen opens the Piccadilly Line extension linking Heathrow Airport with London Underground, 1977 Source Old Pics Archive Soho Market, London, 1979 Source Mcmorgan Carnaby Street, 1978 Source Pinterest Oxford Street, 1976 Source Vintag The 'Graffiti Boys', London Source Rob Baker Modculture Mod revival, 1979 Source Rob Webb Portobello Road, 1970 Source Nationalarchives Piccadilly Circus, 1970 Source Bt White Hart Lane,1977 Source Old London Stevie Wonder visiting a childrens' school for the blind in London, 1970 Source Classic Pics Scotland fans in Trafalgar Square, 1977 Source Picture This Scotland World's End, bottom of the King's Road, Chelsea, 1978 Source Old London The first Pride march through London took place, ending with a rally in Trafalgar Square, 1971 Source Stonewall Piccadilly Circus, 1976 Source Vintag Demonstration against the Industrial Relations Bill, 1971 Source Unionhistory Alfred Hitchcock directing Frenzy in London, 1971 Source Behind the Scenes People queuing for The Jam and The Clash gig at Rainbow. London, May 1977 Source Pu Nk and Stuff Lindsay Wagner poses for a publicity photo for The Bionic Woman Source History in Pictures 1978 Source Rob Baker 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 Punks at Sid Vicious (of the Sex Pistols) memorial in London, March, 1979 Source Miepvonsydow Oxford Street, 1976 Source Vintag First Concorde flight from Heathrow, 1977 Source London Pride London punk rockers in 1979 Source Old London Arrival of the Apollo 15 astronauts at College Building, City University, 1971 Source City Disbrowe Road Silver Jubilee Street Party, June 1977 Source Lbhflibraries Bobby Moore, Upton Park, 1977 Source Old London Brick Lane in 1978 Source Old Pics Archive Feminist graffiti, 1979 Source Old London Trader Rosa at the old Covent Garden Source Share the City Fulham Broadway Source Old London People confronting police with riot gear, Notting Hill Carnival, 1978 Source Gagdaily Sid and Johnny stopped by the police - arrested or autographs? Source Pu Nk and Stuff King's Road, Chelsea, 1978 Source Old London Soho, 1976 Source Vintag Bob Marley and friends playing football in Kennington Park, 1977 Source Old Pics Archive Hannah Dadds, first female operator, London Underground, 1978 Source Women in Transport Spitalfields, 1972 Source Spitalfieldslife Police clash with protestors in Southall, west London, 1979 Source Newstatesman Arsenal win the double, 1971 Source Old London Silver Jubilee street party June 1977 - Lindrop Street, Fulham Source Lbhflibraries Notting Hill Carnival, 1976 Source Shadelondon Lancaster flying over London, 1976 Source Old London Britannia up by St Pancras clock tower looking to King's Cross, 1971 Source Tim Dunn Young onlooker during the Miss TV Times Beauty Contest finals, 1971 Source Classic Pics Marvin Gaye strolling ahead of his Rolls Royce in Notting Hill, 1976 Source Classic Pics Riccardo Vila of Tottenham, 1978 Source Old London The Jam played Soho Market on 23 October, 1976 Source Art Gallery Double-decker bus being unloaded in the docks, 1971 Source Old London A Chelsea-supporting street before the FA cup final against Leeds United, 1970 Source Old London Delta's first flight to London, 1978 Source Delta Remains of a damaged bus after the Lewisham Riot, 1977 Source Historic London