The 1970s was an interesting decade for London, from political unrest to an incredibly vibrant music scene and the structural developments the capital was undergoing. The year of 1973 was particularly interesting; David Bowie took to the stage as Ziggy Stardust for the
last time, the new London Bridge was officially opened, and roughly 1.6m workers marched on London with the TUC on May Day that year. Here is London in 1973.
1973 Source Rob Baker Aerial view of London, 1973 Source Rob Baker Fruit and vegetables market - Soho Source Panoramio Piccadilly Circus, 1973 Source Panoramio Queen Elizabeth II opening the new London Bridge, 1973 Source Londonhistorian The days before Uber Source Adewale Oshineye What the tube looked like in 1973 (on display at the London Transport Museum) Source London Enthusiast From Wapping down the Thames from Shadwell basin lock, 13 October 1973 Source Adewale Oshineye Strand Underground station Source Adewale Oshineye Sir Bobby Moore, Carlos Alberto & Mrs Alberto at Upton Park, 1973 Source Old London Brixton Market, 1973 Source Vintageblack2 Shaftesbury Avenue, 1973 Source Geograph Gerrard Street, 1973 Source Mosoho Carnaby Street, 1973 Source Geograph Chelsea, 1973 Source Old London Terminal 3 Heathrow Airport, 1973 Source Old London A brass band plays in Soho Source Mosoho Freddie Mercury, Imperial College London, 26 October 1973 Source Old Pics Archive Millfields Road, 1973 Source Geograph Frith Street, 1973 Source Mosoho Brixton, Desmonds record shop, 1973 Source Old London Sid Vicious, aged 16, attending a David Bowie concert at Earls Court, 1973 Source Old London Lou Reed, Mick Jagger and David Bowie in London after the final Ziggy Stardust gig at Hammersmith, 1973 Source Le Cinéma May Day - 'Stop the Pay Freeze', 1973 Source Ourhistory Hayes Piccadilly Circus, 1973 Source Panoramio David Bowie with Amanda Lear during a show as Ziggy Stardust. The Marquee Club, 1973. Source Thats the Way It Was Amanda Lear on Peter Schlesinger's London terrace, 1973 Source Thecut Amnesty International Office, 1973 Source Amnesty International Marvin Gaye, Notting Hill, 1973 Source Portuguese Home London Bridge, 1973 Source Londonist Eviction of squatters from private rented property that was being kept empty in Myrdle Street and Parfett Street, Whitechapel Source Spitalfieldslife London, 1973 Source Historyphotographed Mobile Homes on Ivy Street, Hoxton, 1973 Source Sam Jacob Westferry Road, Millwall Source Adewale Oshineye
Last Updated 13 July 2017