Here's What London Looked Like in 1967

By Londonist Staff Last edited 13 months ago
Here's What London Looked Like in 1967

It was a swinging time to be alive in London, 1967.

Jimi Hendrix and Twiggy were at the height of their powers; the new Queen Elizabeth Hall was opened on the South Bank; The Beatles opened their Apple Shop on Baker Street; and Carnaby Street was the place to be.

London, 1967
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Carnaby Street during the Swinging 60s
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In 1967 a baby elephant called Gertie was ordered from Harrods by Ronald Reagan, the then governor of California and future President, who wanted one for a Republican party rally. The story goes that when Reagan rang Harrods to ask if they sold elephants, (the symbol of his political party), he received the answer 'Would that be African or Indian elephants, sir?'
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Twiggy photographed in Battersea Park for British Vogue, 1967
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Piccadilly Circus, June 1967
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Swinging London fashion, London, 1967
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Jimi Hendrix on Carnaby Street in 1967.
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Two young men in Carnaby Street in 1967
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The Canada Estate in Canada Water, 1967
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Jimi Hendrix in Montagu Place, 1967
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Portobello Road, 1967. Photo by Frank Habicht.
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Schreiber House swimming pool, Hampstead, 1967
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London Bridge being taken apart to be sold in 1967.
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Painting the Beatles' Apple Boutique at 94 Baker Street, London 1967. Photo by Reuel Golden.
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Portobello Road flea market, 1967
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Interior of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank, 1967
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London, 1967
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Twiggy at the Bertram Mills Circus in London, 1967
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1960s fashions on Regent Street, 1967
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Batman making a road safety film in Kennington, 1967
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Jimi Hendrix and The Experience's bassist Noel Redding, backstage at the Saville Theatre in London. June 1967
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Sonny and Cher in Soho Square, promoting The Beat Goes On. Photo by Jan Olofsson.
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Cameo Royal Cinema, Great Windmill Street, 1967
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Chalk Farm Road, looking south towards the Roundhouse, 1967
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