In Photos: London Underground In The 1960s

By Jordan Waite Last edited 11 months ago
In Photos: London Underground In The 1960s

Excitement was in the air as commuters filled the newly rebuilt concourse of Oxford Circus, all for the arrival of London's newest tube: the Victoria line. Go underground and check out our favourite photos from the decade here.

Belly dancer on the tube, 1968
Source Retronaut
Pinner tube station
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Oxford Circus
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Selling newspapers outside Edgware Road Underground station
Source Old London
A gent waits for the tube, Piccadilly Circus Underground station
Source Old London
Waterloo station
Source Ipernity
1962. Note the headline about Marilyn Monroe's death
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A large queue of commuters wait for a bus during a one-day strike by London Underground
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Bond Street Underground station
Source Old London
3 September 1964: Amar Singh was allowed to pin his badge to a turban after a protest against having to wear the standard uniform hat
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Outside Piccadilly Circus, 1963
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Source Historyextra
Tea on the tube, 1968
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Ealing Broadway
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Tube travellers, 1960
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Brixton station
Source Urban75
Customers using the new telephones in the ticket hall at Oxford Circus, rebuilt in preparation for the new Victoria line, 30 September 1968
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Outside Earl's Court station
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The stark warning from London Underground should you fall asleep on the new Victoria line, 1969
Source Rob Baker
Piccadilly Circus
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Lego Underground map at Green Park in 2013 shows what the tube looked like in 1968
Source Lissywebb
A secret trial released bacterial spores into the London Underground, 1963
Source New Scientist
Julie Christie on the London underground, 1965
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Last Updated 01 June 2017