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London In 1974

London In 1974

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.

Hoxton, 1974
Source This Brutal House
Crews attending the bombing of Houses of Parliament that injured 11 people
Source London Fire Brigade
Sme lovely flare action here
Source Wikimedia
Cutler and Gross, Knightsbridge, 1974
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Renee Russo and Cheryl Tiegs pose for Vogue
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London, 1974
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Al Pacino, London, 1974
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Piccadilly Circus
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Chris Evert winning Wimbledon, 1974
Source Townandcountrymag
Hunting for a bargain on Notting Hill
Source Wikimedia
Covent Garden, 1974
Source London Life
Laycock Primary School
Source Playgroundology
Covent Garden, 1974
Source Old London
Jill Viner, first female bus driver in London, 1974
Source Transport For London
Abba at Waterloo station
Source Rob Baker
A very quiet Covent Garden
Source Rob Baker
Standing to attention outside the War Office
Source Panoramio
Michael Palin and Graham Chapman on Westminster Bridge
Source Old London
Stevie Wonder, London, 1974
Source Classic Pics
London, 1974
Source Wikimedia
Worsley Hotel blaze in Maida Vale, 1974. Sadly, seven people died in the fire
Source London Fire Brigade
London, 1974
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Regent Street, 1974
Source Rob Baker
Bowie at Olympic Studio 2
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London, 1974
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Millwall fans queue outside The Den for the first game played on a Sunday, 1974
Source Old London
Moorhouse Road, Notting Hill, 1974
Source London Life
4 Aces Club, Hackney, 1974
Source Rob Baker
Queen photo session. Oh the hair
Source Queenphotos
London, 1974
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Booking hall at Hammersmith Underground Station, 1974
Source Old London
Chelsea, 1974
Source Old London
Windy on Waterloo Bridge
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Tube map, 1974
Source Qz
Portobello Road, 1974
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Covent Garden, 1974
Source Rob Baker
Weeks after the attack on the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London was bombed, 1974
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Last Updated 15 February 2017