In Photos: London In 1960

By Londonist Staff Last edited 17 months ago
In Photos: London In 1960

1960 was the year that London hosted Eurovision at Royal Festival Hall. Elsewhere, Westminster prepared for a visit from French general Charles de Gaulle, singer Eartha Kitt paid the capital a visit, and the whiskey vending machine was unveiled.

Loughborough Estate, Brixton
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Old Street
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Sophia Loren on the London set of The Millionairess.
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Acton Lane Power Station
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Jean Shrimpton during her first sitting with photographer Norman Parkinson
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Chelsea football team in training
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Notting Hill adventure playground
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Reading Lady Chatterley on the tube the day Penguin published the first unexpurgated version
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Piccadilly Circus by night
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Selling newspapers outside Edgware Road Underground station
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Battersea Power Station
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Women learning shorthand at Brixton College
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French flags flying over Westminster for a visit by General de Gaulle, April 1960
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Group of men at a market stall, Portobello Road
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Charing Cross railway station
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Liverpool Street station
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Denmark Street
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American singer Eartha Kitt at Paddington station
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Whitechapel
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A whiskey vending machine at the Second Automatic Vending Exhibition
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Shoppers at a market stall on Portobello Road
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Nick Drake in London
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Seven Sisters Road
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Ealing Broadway
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Young boy in a market crowd, Portobello Road
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Kensington Gardens
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Eurovision at Royal Festival Hall
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London transport skid pan, Chiswick
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Four women at a market stall on Portobello Road
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Outside Waterloo station
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Prince Phillip chats with people at the Labour Exchange in Holloway
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First opened as a cinema in the 1930s, the Queens building in Westbourne Grove is an Art Deco masterpiece that's been restored to its former glory. Photo taken in 1960.
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Jean Shrimpton on Edgware Road
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Oxford Street
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Hammersmith Broadway
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Telephone boxes for sale, 1960
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Last Updated 30 May 2017