1959 was the year the exterior of Harrods in Knightsbridge was illuminated for the first time. The Oxford Street Christmas lights also made their first appearance. See what else was going on in London that year.
Regent Street Source Ldn Gov The Waiters' Race in Soho, 1959. Source Nika Garrett Brigitte Bardot in London, 1959 Source Lost In History Source Old Pics Archive The first annual Oxford Street Christmas lights went up in 1959 Source Londonhistorian King's Road, 16 August 1959 Source Geoffbannister Improvements took place at Elephant & Castle, 1959 Source Mark Tewdwr Jones Firefighters getting a head for heights, 1959 Source London Fire Brigade The famous sculpture is moved during development at Elephant & Castle, 1959 Source Unioftheartslondon The Empire Theatre, now The Empire Leicester Square, 1959 Source Bfi Liverpool St Station, 1959 Source Londontopia Lucinda Hollingsworth, London, phone box by Georges Dambier, 1959 Source Flashbak.Com London payphone Source Rob Baker A boy working in a London postroom, 1959 Source Aucharbon Harrods first lit up at night in 1959 Source Harrods Waterloo Station. Mr Smith's, 1959 Source Carter Collectables Source Edie Audience at the 2i's Coffee Bar, Old Compton Street, 1959 Source Rob Baker 2i's Coffee Bar on Old Compton Street, 1959. Cliff Richard and The Drifters was its resident group for a while in 1958. Source Londonhistorian Floris family perfumier creating fragrances at 89 Jermyn Street, 1959 Source Florislondon Audrey Hepburn in London, 1959 Source Lisaeldridgemakeup 2i's, Old Compton Street, 1959 Source Old London John Lobb's shoe shop Source Rob Baker Tower Bridge in the smog, 1959 Source Sir William Davenant Piccadilly Circus Source East Village London White City cycling test Source Old London Chelsea Art Ball Source Lola Source Old Pics Archive Shepherd's Bush Green Source Old London
London's Heliport (this version was never built) Source David Brady
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