The 1970s was a decade made for rebels, music, sport, feminism, protests, and pure unadulterated fun. The first Pride march of 1971 ended up in Trafalgar Square, the first concorde flight to JFK airport left Heathrow in 1977, and people partied in the streets for the Notting Hill Carnival, Silver Jubilee, and Arsenal's FA Cup win over Liverpool.
C3PO conducting the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, 1978 Source Vintage Photos People queuing for The Jam and The Clash gig at Rainbow. London, May 1977 Source Pu Nk and Stuff A Chelsea-supporting street before the FA cup final against Leeds United, 1970 Source Old London London, 1976 Source Pu Nk and Stuff World's End, bottom of the King's Road, Chelsea, 1978 Source Old London Punks at Sid Vicious (of the Sex Pistols) memorial in London, March, 1979 Source Miepvonsydow Arsenal win the double, 1971 Source Old London London's last steam powered underground train chuffs off into the history books Source Tim Dunn People confronting police with riot gear, Notting Hill Carnival, 1978 Source Gagdaily Portobello Road, 1970 Source Nationalarchives It seems Boris Johnson wasn't the first Tory politician to take to a zipwire... Here's Maggie at the London Boat Show, 1979 Source Conservative History White Hart Lane,1977 Source Old London First Concorde flight from Heathrow, 1977 Source London Pride Brick Lane in 1978 Source Old Pics Archive Marvin Gaye strolling ahead of his Rolls Royce in Notting Hill, 1976 Source Classic Pics Feminist graffiti, 1979 Source Old London Stevie Wonder visiting a childrens' school for the blind in London, 1970 Source Classic Pics Notting Hill Carnival, 1976 Source Old London Soho, 1976 Source Vintag Police clash with protestors in Southall, west London, 1979 Source Newstatesman Trader Rosa at the old Covent Garden Source Share the City Oxford Street, 1976 Source Vintag The 'Graffiti Boys', London Source Rob Baker Spitalfields, 1972 Source Spitalfieldslife London punk rockers in 1979 Source Old London Lancaster flying over London, 1976 Source Old London Demonstration against the Industrial Relations Bill, 1971 Source Unionhistory King's Road, Chelsea, 1978 Source Old London Sid and Johnny stopped by the police - arrested or autographs? Source Pu Nk and Stuff Remains of a damaged bus after the Lewisham Riot, 1977 Source Historic London The first Pride march through London took place, ending with a rally in Trafalgar Square, 1971 Source Stonewall Piccadilly Circus, 1970 Source Bt Notting Hill Carnival, 1976 Source Shadelondon The Jam played Soho Market on 23 October, 1976 Source Art Gallery Young onlooker during the Miss TV Times Beauty Contest finals, 1971 Source Classic Pics Carnaby Street, 1978 Source Pinterest 1978 Source Rob Baker Modculture Mod revival, 1979 Source Rob Webb Piccadilly Circus, 1976 Source Vintag Disbrowe Road Silver Jubilee Street Party, June 1977 Source Lbhflibraries Fulham Broadway Source Old London Hannah Dadds, first female operator, London Underground, 1978 Source Women in Transport Silver Jubilee street party June 1977 - Lindrop Street, Fulham Source Lbhflibraries Double-decker bus being unloaded in the docks, 1971 Source Old London The Queen opens the Piccadilly Line extension linking Heathrow Airport with London Underground, 1977 Source Old Pics Archive Riccardo Vila of Tottenham, 1978 Source Old London Oxford Street, 1976 Source Vintag Alfred Hitchcock directing Frenzy in London, 1971 Source Behind the Scenes Soho Market, London, 1979 Source Mcmorgan Lindsay Wagner poses for a publicity photo for The Bionic Woman Source History in Pictures Bobby Moore, Upton Park, 1977 Source Old London Scotland fans in Trafalgar Square, 1977 Source Picture This Scotland Britannia up by St Pancras clock tower looking to King's Cross, 1971 Source Tim Dunn Bob Marley and friends playing football in Kennington Park, 1977 Source Old Pics Archive Arrival of the Apollo 15 astronauts at College Building, City University, 1971 Source City