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.
City of London police get their first walkie-talkies, 1965 Source Old London BBC General Election footage, 1966 Source Bbc Henry Cooper takes on Muhammad Ali at Highbury, 1966 Source Old London Harold Wilson outside 10 Downing Street, 1966 Source Bbc London Bridge being taken apart to be sold in 1967. Source Rob Baker The Westway under construction, 1968 Source Old London BBC Election Night coverage, 1966 Source Bbc Irish Guards remain at attention after a fellow Guardsman faints Source Classic Pics Eurovision at Royal Festival Hall Source This Brutal House Sophia Loren on the London set of The Millionairess. Source Old London Prince Phillip chats with people at the Labour Exchange in Holloway Source Londonhistorian Fans chase The Beatles into Marylebone station, 1964 Source Pinterest Audrey Hepburn at a press reception at the Savoy Hotel, 19 January 1965 Source Thefashionofaudrey Women use compact mirrors to catch sight of the Queen Source Lost in History Led Zeppelin, Royal Albert Hall. June 29 1969 Source Old Pics Archive Camden Council, with Camden's first mayor, Sammy Fisher, 1965 Source Hamhigh 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 Fans making their way to Wembley for World Cup Final in 1966 Source Mirrorpix The 81 year old Leopold Stokowski rehearses for upcoming Proms concerts, with his grandson listening. Source Alamy John and Cynthia Lennon, London Airport, 1965 Source Ssplprints
Last Updated 28 February 2018