London News From The 1970s

By Daan Deol Last edited 35 months ago
London News From The 1970s

London headline news in the 1970s featured tragic fires, royal kidnapping attempts, and the release of some kind of film about space.

Queen Elizabeth II on the new Piccadilly line extension to Heathrow, 1977. We're guessing she didn't pay, but to anyone else, a single journey cost 80p
Source Londonhistorian
People queue at a music festival Hyde Park, 1970 - superimposed on the park today
Source Buzzfeed
TUC Labour Party, Campaign Against Racialism, 1976
Source Unionhistory
Train guard Julian Hows wears a skirt on his last day in the job, protesting that male staff weren't allowed to wear skirts.
Source Feminist Pics
The first ever train to run on the Jubilee line to Charing Cross, 1979
Source London Enthusiast
Weeks after the attack on the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London was bombed, 1974
Source Londonhistorian
People queuing to see the original Star Wars film, 1977
Source Gavin Duffy
Chelsea Hospital on fire
Source London Fire Brigade
Margaret Thatcher, the newly-elected British Prime Minister, receives Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt on an official visit to London, 10-11 May 1979
Source Cvce
Queen Elizabeth II opening the new London Bridge, 1973
Source Londonhistorian
Extensive damage was caused and 11 people were injured when the Houses of Parliament was bombed, June 1974
Source London Fire Brigade
Ian Ball attempted to kidnap Princess Anne from her royal limousine in 1974
Source Londonhistorian
Jill Viner, first female bus driver in London, 1974
Source Transport for London
Rubbish piles up in Leicester Square while refuse collectors were on strike, 1979
Source Flickriver
Millwall fans queue outside The Den for the first game played on a Sunday, 1974
Source Old London
Worsley Hotel blaze in Maida Vale, 1974. Sadly, seven people died in the fire
Source London Fire Brigade
Demonstration against the Industrial Relations Bill, 1971
Source Unionhistory

Last Updated 23 February 2017