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This Is What London Looked Like In 1976

This Is What London Looked Like In 1976

1976 is probably best remembered for its massive heat wave and huge drought. In London, the summer's Notting Hill Carnival was not a success, as 100 police officers and 60 carnival-goers were injured during riots.

1976 also saw the emergence of punk. In September 1976, the 100 Club played host to the first punk festival, helping push the movement from the underground into the mainstream; in December, the Sex Pistols' profanity strewn appearance on Bill Grundy's TV show brought the band public notoriety.

Elsewhere, London had a brand new National Theatre on the Southbank, and witnessed Concorde's first commercial flight taking off from London Heathrow.

The Clash in Camden Town, 1976
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Piccadilly Circus, 1976
Source Vintag
Chelsea Hospital on fire in 1976.
Source London Fire Brigade
Chelsea Hospital fire, 1976.
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Carnaby Street, 1976.
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The car park at County Hall, with the Houses of Parliament in the background, 1976.
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Kensington Market, 1976
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Prospect of Whitby, Wapping, 1976.
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Urban farming pre-Canary Wharf, around 1976.
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Kings Road, summer 1976.
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George Best outside Craven Cottage, Fulham, 1976
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Kings Road, 1976
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Lancaster flying over London, 1976.
Source Old London
The car park of The White Hart, Willesden, 1976.
Source Selected Photos
Piccadilly Circus, 1976
Source Vintag
Marvin Gaye strolling ahead of his Rolls Royce in Notting Hill, 1976.
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Tom Waits on Portobello Road, 1976.
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AC/DC, London, 1976.
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The 12-metre-long inflatable pig from Pink Floyd's Animals album broke loose above Battersea Power Station in 1976.
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Berwick Street, 1976
Source Vintag
London, 1976.
Source Pu Nk And Stuff
Notting Hill Carnival, 1976.
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Notting Hill Carnival, 1976.
Source Old London
Record shopping in London, 1976
Source Tim Hughes
Dartmouth Park Hill, 1976
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Her Majesty opening the NationalTheatre on the South Bank in October 1976.
Source The Royal Family
Carnaby Street, 1976.
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Lindsay Wagner poses for a publicity photo for The Bionic Woman, London, 1976.
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The Jam played Soho Market on 23 October, 1976.
Source Art Gallery
Don Letts on Portobello Road, London during the Notting Hill Carnival riots in 1976.
Source Pu Nk And Stuff
Sex Pistols at the 100 Club, 1976.
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The Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Buzzcocks appeared at The Screen On The Green, 1976.
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Sex Pistols in Carnaby Street, 1976.
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Concorde over Hatton Cross station, 1976
Source Old London
Graffiti boys, London, 1976.
Source Rob Baker

Last Updated 05 April 2017