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