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