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.
A boy working in a London postroom, 1959 Source Aucharbon Improvements took place at Elephant & Castle, 1959 Source Mark Tewdwr Jones Tower Bridge in the smog, 1959 Source Sir William Davenant Waterloo Station. Mr Smith's, 1959 Source Carter Collectables Liverpool St Station, 1959 Source Londontopia The Waiters' Race in Soho, 1959. Source Nika Garrett King's Road, 16 August 1959 Source Geoffbannister Source Edie Shepherd's Bush Green Source Old London Audience at the 2i's Coffee Bar, Old Compton Street, 1959 Source Rob Baker Harrods first lit up at night in 1959 Source Harrods Brigitte Bardot in London, 1959 Source Lost in History Piccadilly Circus Source East Village London Audrey Hepburn in London, 1959 Source Lisaeldridgemakeup Firefighters getting a head for heights, 1959 Source London Fire Brigade The first annual Oxford Street Christmas lights went up in 1959 Source Londonhistorian The Empire Theatre, now The Empire Leicester Square, 1959 Source Bfi Lucinda Hollingsworth, London, phone box by Georges Dambier, 1959 Source Flashbak.com London payphone Source Rob Baker Source Old Pics Archive Chelsea Art Ball Source Lola John Lobb's shoe shop Source Rob Baker London's Heliport (this version was never built) Source David Brady Regent Street Source Ldn Gov 2i's, Old Compton Street, 1959 Source Old London Source Old Pics Archive White City cycling test Source Old London The famous sculpture is moved during development at Elephant & Castle, 1959 Source Unioftheartslondon 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
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