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