In Photos: London In 1982

By Londonist Staff Last edited 18 months ago
In Photos: London In 1982

1982 was a time of punks and goths and not very good haircuts. It was the year of Prince William's birth and the Falklands War. The London Marathon was only in its second year. Take a look through the gallery below to relive those times.

Piccadilly Circus lacked the digital displays we know today
Source Kisstheskyagain
The punks of King's Road, Chelsea
Source Pu Nk and Stuff
Tubby Isaacs' jellied eels stall in Whitechapel
Source Old London
Nick Cave and The Birthday Party
Source Distracted Film
Future site of London City Airport
Source London City Airport
A runner reaches mile 18 of the London Marathon
Source Jenny Geras
Ivydale Road, Nunhead
Source Ideal Homes
The Batcave Club in Meard Street, Soho -- a noted Goth hangout
Source Therawskin
Hat fun in Carnaby Street
Source Flickriver
Clock End, Highbury
Source Old London
Rosette seller outside White Hart Lane, Spurs v. Bayern
Source Old London
A London pub
Source Herb Lester
Source Pu Nk and Stuff
Bermondsey as it was
Source Pinterest
Bowie checks out a fan's music collection in Park Royal
Source Bowiesongs
Richard Burton reading Under Milk Wood, Haymarket Theatre
Source Richard Burton Museum
The Flask, Highgate
Source Herb Lester
Blackheath Station
Source Geograph
Paddington Station
Source Herb Lester
Princess Diana outside St. Paul's Cathedral after the Falkland Islands Memorial Service, 26 July 1982
Source Lovelydianaprincessofwales
The second ever London Marathon, Blackwall entrance West India Docks
Source Geograph
Inspecting the punks
Source Pu Nk and Stuff
Helen Mirren and Liam Neeson dancing at a party at the Hilton Hotel
Source This Is Not Porn
Bauhaus film their Ziggy Stardust video at The Roundhouse
Source Playlist Ist
'Spanish Lisa' on the tube - main star of The Stranglers' Strange Little Girl video
Source Pu Nk and Stuff
Princess Diana at the premiere of ET at the Empire Theatre, Leicester Square
Source 47368377@n07
Wheels Roller Disco, Hammersmith Broadway
Source Old London
QPR supporters
Source Old London
Looking eastward from Tower Bridge walkway
Source Geograph
Punks on King's Road, 1982
Source Pu Nk and Stuff
Stoney Street, Southwark
Source Disappearing London
Sir Jules Sound Table at Gossips, Dean Street
Source Rob Baker
Selfridges, with a laser beam for Christmas lights
Source Herb Lester
Punks in Hammersmith
Source Londonist
Brian Eno and John Cage
Source Brian Eno

Last Updated 11 April 2017