1959 was the year the exterior of Harrods in Knightsbridge was illuminated for the first time. The Oxford Street Christmas lights also made their first appearance. See what else was going on in London that year.
Source Old Pics Archive John Lobb's shoe shop Source Rob Baker Tower Bridge in the smog, 1959 Source Davenant London's Heliport (this version was never built) Source Regent Street Source Ldn Gov Waterloo Station. Mr Smith's, 1959 Source Carter Collectables The Empire Theatre, now The Empire Leicester Square, 1959 Source Bfi Firefighters getting a head for heights, 1959 Source London Fire Brigade Audrey Hepburn in London, 1959 Source Lisaeldridgemakeup The first annual Oxford Street Christmas lights went up in 1959 Source Londonhistorian King's Road, 16 August 1959 Source Geoffbannister Harrods first lit up at night in 1959 Source Harrods Lucinda Hollingsworth, London, phone box by Georges Dambier, 1959 Source Flashbak.com Improvements took place at Elephant & Castle, 1959 Source Mark Tewdwr Jones Brigitte Bardot in London, 1959 Source Lost in History Audience at the 2i's Coffee Bar, 1959 Source Rob Baker The famous sculpture is moved during development at Elephant & Castle, 1959 Source Unioftheartslondon 2i's, 1959 Source Old London Piccadilly Circus Source East Village London Source Jo The Waiters' Race in Soho, 1959. Source Nika Garrett Chelsea Art Ball Source Lola Shepherd's Bush Green Source Old London Liverpool St Station, 1959 Source Londontopia White City cycling test Source Old London 2i's Coffee Bar, 1959. Cliff Richard and The Drifters was its resident group for a while in 1958. Source Londonhistorian Floris family perfumier creating fragrances at 89 Jermyn Street, 1959 Source Florislondon Source Old Pics Archive London payphone Source Rob Baker A boy working in a London postroom, 1959 Source Aucharbon
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