London in 1974 was anything but boring. David Bowie was making his mark on the world, a dashing Al Pacino was a star on the rise, while Jill Viner made history as the first woman bus driver in the capital
It wasn't all fun and games though, as shown by the Parliament bombing in
June and the Worsley Hotel fire that took seven lives in December that year. Here is London in 1974.
Tube map, 1974 Source Qz Al Pacino, London, 1974 Source Historyphotographed Hoxton, 1974 Source This Brutal House Weeks after the attack on the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London was bombed, 1974 Source Londonhistorian London, 1974 Source Flashbak.com Jill Viner, first female bus driver in London, 1974 Source Transport for London London, 1974 Source Wikimedia Queen photo session. Oh the hair Source Queenphotos Covent Garden, 1974 Source Rob Baker London, 1974 Source Flashbak.com Hunting for a bargain on Notting Hill Source Wikimedia Michael Palin and Graham Chapman on Westminster Bridge Source Old London Stevie Wonder, London, 1974 Source Classic Pics Crews attending the bombing of Houses of Parliament that injured 11 people Source London Fire Brigade London, 1974 Source Flickriver London, 1974 Source Rob Baker Laycock Primary School Source Playgroundology 4 Aces Club, Hackney, 1974 Source Rob Baker Piccadilly Circus Source Flickriver Renee Russo and Cheryl Tiegs pose for Vogue Source Ctilburymakeup Chris Evert winning Wimbledon, 1974 Source Townandcountrymag Millwall fans queue outside The Den for the first game played on a Sunday, 1974 Source Old London Chelsea, 1974 Source Old London Bowie at Olympic Studio 2 Source 25.media Covent Garden, 1974 Source London Life Moorhouse Road, Notting Hill, 1974 Source London Life Sme lovely flare action here Source Wikimedia Standing to attention outside the War Office Source Panoramio Worsley Hotel blaze in Maida Vale, 1974. Sadly, seven people died in the fire Source London Fire Brigade Windy on Waterloo Bridge Source Flashbak.com Booking hall at Hammersmith Underground Station, 1974 Source Old London Covent Garden, 1974 Source Old London Portobello Road, 1974 Source Pinterest Abba at Waterloo station Source Rob Baker Cutler and Gross, Knightsbridge, 1974 Source Instagram A very quiet Covent Garden Source Rob Baker Regent Street, 1974 Source Rob Baker
Last Updated 15 February 2017