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