In Photos: London In 1982

By Londonist Staff Last edited 21 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.

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

Last Updated 11 April 2017