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