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