It was a year that witnessed the opening of City Airport and the Docklands Light Railway, but 1987 also saw one of the tube's worst disasters at King's Cross. Step back in time 30 years with these evocative images.
A new DLR train in Millwall, Isle of Dogs Source Sharon B Government health warning poster Source Londonhistorian Hibs & Chelsea fans confronting each other in Leicester Square Source Oldskoolawaydays Whitechapel waste Source Philmaxwell The Fall in HMV Records Source Si Wolstencroft View of the newly opened City Airport terminal Source London City Airport Adam Ant prepares to go onstage at the Limelight Club on Shaftesbury Avenue, 8th December 1987 Source Smithers Jones View of the runway, London City Airport Source London City Airport Guns n Roses made their UK live debut at a sold out Marquee Club, Oxford Street, 19 June 1987 Source This Day In Metal The first aircraft to land at London City airport Source Old London Pat Cash on his way to winning the Wimbledon Men's Singles title Source Pinterest Shepherd's Bush Green Source Old London Boy on the tube Source Aucharbon Michael Caine launches the Poppy Appeal in his own style Source News Uk Archives A 1987 one-day travelcard Source Youngruby Princess Diana with William, Trooping the Colour, 13 June 1987 Source Popsugar Now Labour leader and MP for Islington North Jeremy Corbyn 'caged' to highlight the plight of prisoners of conscience, 3 October 1987 Source Thetimes Mick Jagger on the roof of the Daily Mirror building, 1987 Source Hizumi Princess Diana made a Freeman of the City of London, 22 July 1987 Source All Princess Diana Durward Street, Whitechapel Source Philmaxwell Cycling constables Source David Hembrow Brick Lane market. That might not be the genuine Mona Lisa Source Old London Oxford Street. Remember C&A? Source Wikimedia Pet Shop Boys in King's Cross Source Electric Pet Shop Boys Arrivals hall at the newly opened London City Airport Source London City Airport Hammersmith Broadway bus station Source Old London
King's Cross fire, 1987 Source London Fire Brigade
Last Updated 11 April 2017