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.
Kensington Market Source Old London Notting Hil Carnivall, 1971 Source Old London Ringo Starr in October 1971 at the Command Studios, London Source Keithmorrisphoto London's last steam powered underground train chuffs off into the history books Source Tim Dunn Battersea Power Station, belching away Source Old London Albert Embankment Source Flashbak.com Gerrard Street Source Rob Baker Excellent mothering in Hyde Park Source Old London Photographers crowd around a topless model posing on a car at the Racing Car Show in the Olympia Source Reddit Source London Life Arsenal win the double, 1971 Source Old London Milkshakes at Hard Rock Cafe Source Rob Baker Glenda Jackson at The Dorchester holding the Oscar she won for Best Actress in Women in Love, 1971 Source Dorchestercollection Carnaby Street Source Panoramio Alfred Hitchcock directing Frenzy in London, 1971 Source Behind the Scenes Trader Rosa at the old Covent Garden Source Share the City Portobello Road Source Old London England vs Malta at Wembley, 1971 Source Old London Queen play at the Imperial College London Source Fanpop Lovecraft Sex Shop, Tottenham Court Road Source 11189692@n07 Chelsea goalkeeper Peter Bonetti in goal during his testimonial at the Oval cricket ground 1971 Source Old London Britannia up by St Pancras clock tower looking to King's Cross, 1971 Source Tim Dunn Police constables at Speakers' Corner Source Hillview7 Double-decker bus being unloaded in the docks, 1971 Source Old London Tower Bridge Source 65309933@n02 The top end of Brick Lane c.1971 Source David Irvine Sellar went on the build The Shard. Carnaby Street, 1971 Source Dandyinaspic Young onlooker during the Miss TV Times Beauty Contest finals, 1971 Source Classic Pics Stamford Bridge - you can hardly recognise it. Source Old London Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin Source Rob Baker Arrival of the Apollo 15 astronauts at College Building, City University, 1971 Source City Portobello Road Market 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 Powis Square graffiti Source Rbkclocalstudies The Good Mixer, before it was frequented by Amy Winehouse Source Rob Baker The first Pride march through London took place, ending with a rally in Trafalgar Square, 1971 Source Stonewall
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