In Pictures: London In 1987

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In Pictures: London In 1987

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.

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

Last Updated 11 April 2017