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 Fruit and vegetables market - Soho Source Panoramio Piccadilly Circus, 1973 Source Panoramio The days before Uber Source Adewale Oshineye Queen Elizabeth II opening the new London Bridge, 1973 Source Londonhistorian May Day - 'Stop the Pay Freeze', 1973 Source Ourhistory Hayes Gerrard Street, 1973 Source Mosoho Terminal 3 Heathrow Airport, 1973 Source Old London Chelsea, 1973 Source Old London Frith Street, 1973 Source Mosoho Piccadilly Circus, 1973 Source Panoramio Strand Underground station Source Adewale Oshineye Amnesty International Office, 1973 Source Amnesty International Aerial view of London, 1973 Source Rob Baker Sir Bobby Moore, Carlos Alberto & Mrs Alberto at Upton Park, 1973 Source Old London What the tube looked like in 1973 (on display at the London Transport Museum) Source London Enthusiast 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 Marvin Gaye, Notting Hill, 1973 Source Portuguese Home Mobile Homes on Ivy Street, Hoxton, 1973 Source Sam Jacob Brixton Market, 1973 Source Vintageblack2 Sid Vicious, aged 16, attending a David Bowie concert at Earls Court, 1973 Source Old London London Bridge, 1973 Source Londonist Amanda Lear on Peter Schlesinger's London terrace, 1973 Source Thecut David Bowie with Amanda Lear during a show as Ziggy Stardust. The Marquee Club, 1973. Source Thats the Way It Was From Wapping down the Thames from Shadwell basin lock, 13 October 1973 Source Adewale Oshineye Shaftesbury Avenue, 1973 Source Geograph 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 Westferry Road, Millwall Source Adewale Oshineye Lou Reed, Mick Jagger and David Bowie in London after the final Ziggy Stardust gig at Hammersmith, 1973 Source Le Cinéma Carnaby Street, 1973 Source Geograph Brixton, Desmonds record shop, 1973 Source Old London
Last Updated 13 July 2017