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