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London In 1973

London In 1973

The 1970s was an interesting decade for London, from political unrest to an incredibly vibrant music scene and the structural developments the capital was undergoing. The year of 1973 was particularly interesting; David Bowie took to the stage as Ziggy Stardust for the last time, the new London Bridge was officially opened, and roughly 1.6m workers marched on London with the TUC on May Day that year. Here is London in 1973.

Fruit and vegetables market - Soho
Source Panoramio
Westferry Road, Millwall
Source Adewale Oshineye
Amnesty International Office, 1973
Source Amnesty International
From Wapping down the Thames from Shadwell basin lock, 13 October 1973
Source Adewale Oshineye
Carnaby Street, 1973
Source Finepixxler
Frith Street, 1973
Source Mosoho
Terminal 3 Heathrow Airport, 1973
Source Old London
The tube, 1973
Source London Enthusiast
Marvin Gaye, Notting Hill, 1973
Source My Minimal Art
Piccadilly Circus, 1973
Source Panoramio
Amanda Lear on Peter Schlesinger's London terrace, 1973
Source Thecut
Strand Underground station
Source Adewale Oshineye
Gerrard Street, 1973
Source Mosoho
Eviction of squatters from private rented property that was being kept empty in Myrdle Street and Parfett Street, Whitechapel
Source Spitalfieldslife
May Day - 'Stop the Pay Freeze', 1973
Source Ourhistory Hayes
David Bowie with Amanda Lear during a show as Ziggy Stardust. The Marquee Club, 1973
Source Thats The Way It Was
Piccadilly Circus, 1973
Source Panoramio
Soho Square, 1973
Source London Life
Carnaby Street, 1973
Source Geograph
Millfields Road, 1973
Source Geograph
A brass band plays in Soho
Source Mosoho
Shaftesbury Avenue, 1973
Source Geograph
Covent Garden, 1973
Source London Life
Mobile Homes on Ivy Street, Hoxton, 1973
Source Sam Jacob
Sir Bobby Moore, Carlos Alberto & Mrs Alberto at Upton Park, 1973
Source Old London
Old Compton Street, 1973
Source Rob Baker
Brixton, Desmonds record shop, 1973
Source Old London
Aerial view of London, 1973
Source Rob Baker
The days before Uber
Source Adewale Oshineye
London Bridge, 1973
Source Londonist
Chelsea, 1973
Source Old London
Brixton Market, 1973
Source Vintageblack2
Lou Reed, Mick Jagger and David Bowie in London after the final Ziggy Stardust gig at Hammersmith, 1973
Source Le Cinéma
Freddie Mercury, Imperial College London, 26 October 1973
Source Old Pics Archive
Queen Elizabeth II opening the new London Bridge, 1973
Source Londonhistorian
London, 1973
Source Historyphotographed

Last Updated 21 February 2017