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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.

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