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