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