In Pictures: London In The 1970s

In Pictures: London In The 1970s

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.

London's last steam powered underground train chuffs off into the history books
Source Tim Dunn
A Chelsea-supporting street before the FA cup final against Leeds United, 1970
Source Old London
C3PO conducting the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, 1978
Source On This Day & Facts
Demonstration against the Industrial Relations Bill, 1971
Source Unionhistory
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
Silver Jubilee street party June 1977 - Lindrop Street, Fulham
Source Lbhflibraries
Remains of a damaged bus after the Lewisham Riot, 1977
Source Historic London
Modculture Mod revival, 1979
Source Rob Webb
Brick Lane in 1978
Source Old Pics Archive
People confronting police with riot gear, Notting Hill Carnival, 1978
Source Gagdaily
Soho Market, London, 1979
Source Mcmorgan
Piccadilly Circus, 1976
Source Vintag
Britannia up by St Pancras clock tower looking to King's Cross, 1971
Source Tim Dunn
Portobello Road, 1970
Source Nationalarchives
Alfred Hitchcock directing Frenzy in London, 1971
Source Behind the Scenes
London, 1976
Source Pu Nk and Stuff
First Concorde flight from Heathrow, 1977
Source London Pride
White Hart Lane,1977
Source Old London
Disbrowe Road Silver Jubilee Street Party, June 1977
Source Lbhflibraries
Carnaby Street, 1978
Source Pinterest
People queuing for The Jam and The Clash gig at Rainbow. London, May 1977
Source Pu Nk and Stuff
1978
Source Rob Baker
Bobby Moore, Upton Park, 1977
Source Old London
Marvin Gaye strolling ahead of his Rolls Royce in Notting Hill, 1976
Source Classic Pics
Scotland fans in Trafalgar Square, 1977
Source Picture This Scotland
Arrival of the Apollo 15 astronauts at College Building, City University, 1971
Source City
Hannah Dadds, first female operator, London Underground, 1978
Source Women in Transport
Young onlooker during the Miss TV Times Beauty Contest finals, 1971
Source Classic Pics
Double-decker bus being unloaded in the docks, 1971
Source Old London
Soho, 1976
Source Vintag
Lindsay Wagner poses for a publicity photo for The Bionic Woman
Source History in Pictures
Riccardo Vila of Tottenham, 1978
Source Old London
Lancaster flying over London, 1976
Source Old London
London punk rockers in 1979
Source Old London
Notting Hill Carnival, 1976
Source Shadelondon
Delta's first flight to London, 1978
Source Delta
Piccadilly Circus, 1970
Source Bt
King's Road, Chelsea, 1978
Source Old London
Police clash with protestors in Southall, west London, 1979
Source Newstatesman
Oxford Street, 1976
Source Vintag
The Queen opens the Piccadilly Line extension linking Heathrow Airport with London Underground, 1977
Source Old Pics Archive
World's End, bottom of the King's Road, Chelsea, 1978
Source Old London
Stevie Wonder visiting a childrens' school for the blind in London, 1970
Source Classic Pics
Trader Rosa at the old Covent Garden
Source Share the City
The 'Graffiti Boys', London
Source Rob Baker
Oxford Street, 1976
Source Vintag
Feminist graffiti, 1979
Source Old London
Notting Hill Carnival, 1976
Source Old London
The first Pride march through London took place, ending with a rally in Trafalgar Square, 1971
Source Stonewall
Spitalfields, 1972
Source Spitalfieldslife
Sid and Johnny stopped by the police - arrested or autographs?
Source Pu Nk and Stuff
The Jam played Soho Market on 23 October, 1976
Source Art Gallery
Arsenal win the double, 1971
Source Old London
Punks at Sid Vicious (of the Sex Pistols) memorial in London, March, 1979
Source Miepvonsydow
Bob Marley and friends playing football in Kennington Park, 1977
Source Old Pics Archive
Fulham Broadway
Source Old London

Last Updated 02 June 2017