London saw the explosion of punk in 1975. It was a big year for music: Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody was released for the first time; Led Zeppelin played five sold-out shows at Earls Court; and the Sex Pistols played their first gig at Saint Martins College in November of that year.
Elsewhere, the terrorist threat of the IRA was being felt very keenly: a series of bombs were planted throughout the capital, killing several people, and injuring many more.
The Moorgate Train crash saw the largest loss of life during peacetime on the London Underground: 43 people died and a further 74 were injured.
On a lighter note, this was the year Fawlty Towers first appeared on our TVs.
A Teddy boy and a young woman jiving at London's Black Raven club Source Flashbak.com The Tamil demonstration at the Kennington Oval on 7 June 1975 Source Cricketique Squatters in Tolmers Street in North London, 1975 Source Socialistworker West Croydon Bus Station 1975 Source Old London Renowned punk Jordan, outside the Sex Boutique. Source Old London Moorgate Tube, Friday 28 February 1975 Source London Fire Brigade Marks and Spencer and Chapel Street Market in Islington, 1975 Source Islington London London, 1975 Source Vintag Liverpool Street station Source Blue Pelican Railways London, 1975 Source Vintag King's Road, 1975 Source Pinterest The Sex Pistols played their first live gig at Saint Martins College in 1975 Source Pu Nk and Stuff The London Stock Exchange in 1975 Source Adewale Oshineye London, 1975 Source Vintag London, Middlesex Street, 1975 Source Geograph Plough Lane, Wimbledon, 1975 Source Old London Hackney Marshes in 1975
Source Geograph The Balcombe Street siege, 1975 Source Londonhistorian A police constable welcomes Miss World contestants to the Palace of Westminster on 17 November 1975 Source Hillview7 Boys mimicking police, 1975 Source Rita Hunter Notting Hill Carnival, London, 1975 Source Alt London Tours A gridlocked Trafalgar Square, before pedestrianisation Source Old Pics Archive Piccadilly Circus in 1975 Source Wikimedia Moorgate Tube, Friday 28 February 1975 Source Londonhistorian Andalucia Star alongside HMS Belfast in 1975 Source Bluestarline Highbury, Arsenal, 1975 Source Old Football Grounds Heathrow Airport Source Geograph King's Road, 1975 Source Pinterest 1970s fashions in the rain Source Flickriver Wimbledon Men's Tennis Final, July 5, 1975 Source Manoftheworld Trafalgar Square, 1975 Source Vintag Tower Bridge Source Geograph A Vauxhall Chevette crosses Westminster Bridge Source Vauxhall Bobby Moore at Wembley, 1975 Source Old London The Balcombe Street siege, 1975. IRA members broke into a flat taking the residents hostage. The siege ended after six days with the gunmen giving themselves up Source Londonhistorian Flares and 'fros on Regent Street Source Adewale Oshineye When Routemasters dominated London Source History in Moments 'Common sense, not Common Market.' Women's anti-Common Market march, London, June 1975 Source Rob Baker
Last Updated 20 February 2017