In Photos: London In 1960

By Londonist Staff Last edited 11 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.

Young boy in a market crowd, Portobello Road
Source Museumoflondonprints
Jean Shrimpton on Edgware Road
Source Theswinginsixties
A whiskey vending machine at the Second Automatic Vending Exhibition
Source History Pics
Loughborough Estate, Brixton
Source Old London
Chelsea football team in training
Source Old London
Source Elthon Snail
Old Street
Source Old London
Acton Lane Power Station
Source Old London
Four women at a market stall on Portobello Road
Source Museumoflondonprints
Selling newspapers outside Edgware Road Underground station
Source Old London
Outside Waterloo station
Source Museumoflondonprints
Shoppers at a market stall on Portobello Road
Source Museumoflondonprints
Group of men at a market stall, Portobello Road
Source Museumoflondonprints
Whitechapel
Source Mcgmassimo
Oxford Street
Source Lost in History
Sophia Loren on the London set of The Millionairess.
Source Old London
Hammersmith Broadway
Source Old London
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.
Source Heals Furniture
London transport skid pan, Chiswick
Source Old London
Jean Shrimpton during her first sitting with photographer Norman Parkinson
Source Rob Baker
Prince Phillip chats with people at the Labour Exchange in Holloway
Source Londonhistorian
French flags flying over Westminster for a visit by General de Gaulle, April 1960
Source Old London
Piccadilly Circus by night
Source Flashbak.com
Notting Hill adventure playground
Source Old London
American singer Eartha Kitt at Paddington station
Source Old London
Telephone boxes for sale, 1960
Source Old London
Seven Sisters Road
Source Old London
Denmark Street
Source Brizzlebornandbred
Liverpool Street station
Source Old London
Ealing Broadway
Source John Smith
Jackie Collins on her wedding day in London, 13 December 1960
Source Instagram
Battersea Power Station
Source Old Pics Archive
Women learning shorthand at Brixton College
Source Museumoflondonprints
Reading Lady Chatterley on the tube the day Penguin published the first unexpurgated version
Source Rob Baker
Kensington Gardens
Source Old London
Eurovision at Royal Festival Hall
Source This Brutal House
Charing Cross railway station
Source Old London
Nick Drake in London
Source Impossible Cool.

Last Updated 30 May 2017