Change was afoot in London in 1971.
Decimalisation had just come into force; unemployment reached a post-world war high of nearly 815,000; and the House of Commons voted in favour of joining the EEC.
In London, the first Pride parade took place ending with a demonstration in Trafalgar Square; the first Hard Rock Cafe opened in Hyde Park Corner; and Glenda Jackson won an Oscar for her role in Women in Love.
In 1971, Portobello Road and Carnaby Street were still the places to be. It also marked the end of the (highly congested) road for Covent Garden Market; the era of fruit and veg stalls by the Actor's Church was over, as the New Covent Garden market opened in Nine Elms.
Lovecraft Sex Shop, Tottenham Court Road Source 11189692@n07 London's last steam powered underground train chuffs off into the history books Source Tim Dunn Ringo Starr in October 1971 at the Command Studios, London Source Keithmorrisphoto Gerrard Street Source Rob Baker The Good Mixer, before it was frequented by Amy Winehouse Source Rob Baker Kensington Market Source Old London Irvine Sellar went on the build The Shard. Carnaby Street, 1971 Source Dandyinaspic Glenda Jackson at The Dorchester holding the Oscar she won for Best Actress in Women in Love, 1971 Source Dorchestercollection Stamford Bridge - you can hardly recognise it. Source Old London Notting Hil Carnivall, 1971 Source Old London Chelsea goalkeeper Peter Bonetti in goal during his testimonial at the Oval cricket ground 1971 Source Old London Photographers crowd around a topless model posing on a car at the Racing Car Show in the Olympia Source Reddit England vs Malta at Wembley, 1971 Source Old London Tower Bridge Source 65309933@n02 Portobello Road Market Source Old London Alfred Hitchcock directing Frenzy in London, 1971 Source Behind the Scenes Carnaby Street Source Panoramio Source London Life Young onlooker during the Miss TV Times Beauty Contest finals, 1971 Source Classic Pics Albert Embankment Source Flashbak.com Queen play at the Imperial College London Source Fanpop Milkshakes at Hard Rock Cafe Source Rob Baker Arrival of the Apollo 15 astronauts at College Building, City University, 1971 Source City Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin Source Rob Baker Arsenal win the double, 1971 Source Old London Portobello Road Source Old London The first Pride march through London took place, ending with a rally in Trafalgar Square, 1971 Source Stonewall Britannia up by St Pancras clock tower looking to King's Cross, 1971 Source Tim Dunn Battersea Power Station, belching away Source Old London Trader Rosa at the old Covent Garden Source Share the City Police constables at Speakers' Corner Source Hillview7 Powis Square graffiti Source Rbkclocalstudies Double-decker bus being unloaded in the docks, 1971 Source Old London The top end of Brick Lane c.1971 Source David Excellent mothering in Hyde Park Source Old London Henry Cooper face to face with his opponent Joe Bugner at the weigh in for the British Heavyweight title, 1971 Source Iconicphotogalleries
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