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