In Pictures: London News From The 1960s

By Londonist Staff Last edited 7 months ago
In Pictures: London News From The 1960s

Always a happening place, here are a selection of pictures that sum up London's 1960s headlines. Highlights include the capital's first black police officer, the sale and consequent deconstruction of London Bridge, and the construction of that infamous elevated dual carriageway: the Westway.

London's first black police officer, PC Norwell Roberts, on duty near Charing Cross Station, 1968
Source Historyphotographed
Irish Guards remain at attention after a fellow Guardsman faints
Source Classic Pics
City of London police get their first walkie-talkies, 1965
Source Old London
Audrey Hepburn at a press reception at the Savoy Hotel, 19 January 1965
Source Thefashionofaudrey
Prince Phillip chats with people at the Labour Exchange in Holloway
Source Londonhistorian
A fight breaks out between anti Fascists and supporters of Oswald Mosleys Union Movement in the forecourt of Charing Cross StatioN, 12 May 1963
Source Gagdaily
The Westway under construction, 1968
Source Old London
Eurovision at Royal Festival Hall
Source This Brutal House
The 81 year old Leopold Stokowski rehearses for upcoming Proms concerts, with his grandson listening.
Source Alamy
Sophia Loren on the London set of The Millionairess.
Source Old London
London Bridge being taken apart to be sold in 1967.
Source Rob Baker
John and Cynthia Lennon, London Airport, 1965
Source Ssplprints
Harold Wilson outside 10 Downing Street, 1966
Source Bbc
Fans chase The Beatles into Marylebone station, 1964
Source Pinterest
Camden Council, with Camden's first mayor, Sammy Fisher, 1965
Source Hamhigh
Henry Cooper takes on Muhammad Ali at Highbury, 1966
Source Old London
Fans making their way to Wembley for World Cup Final in 1966
Source Mirrorpix
Women use compact mirrors to catch sight of the Queen
Source Lost in History
BBC Election Night coverage, 1966
Source Bbc
BBC General Election footage, 1966
Source Bbc
Led Zeppelin, Royal Albert Hall. June 29 1969
Source Old Pics Archive

Last Updated 28 February 2018