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