Snapshot: 16 Photos of 1990s London

The 1990s began with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announcing her resignation; in 1994 The Channel Tunnel opened, a great engineering feat, connecting Great Britain and France; throughout the ’90s, London was booming with optimism, enjoying the invigorated cultural and creative life that came with Cool Britannia. Let’s head back to the colorful streets of 1990s London with this photo album:

Supporters of Margaret Thatcher leave flowers after announcement of her resignation, 1990. (AP)

Well-wishers lay flowers for Margaret Thatcher, who announced her resignation, 1990. (AP)

Careful! There's a Dalek loose in London, 1991. (AP)

Careful! There’s a Dalek loose in London, 1991. (AP)

1992. (AP)

Scotland Yard is looking a lot shinier since the earlier Snapshots, 1992. (AP)

1993. (AP)

London celebrates Gay Pride with its LGBT parade, 1993. (AP)

Tourists sit along the outside gates surrounding Buckingham Palace, 1994. (AP)

Tourists sit along the outside gates surrounding Buckingham Palace, 1994. (AP)

...fountain in Trafalgar Square, 1995. (AP)

A young mum and her child play in a fountain in Trafalgar Square, 1995. (AP)

A carpet-layer cuts out the red carpet, 1995. (AP)

A carpet-layer cuts out the red carpet, 1995. (AP)

Free copies of The Times is passed out in front of the London Underground. (AP)

Free copies of The Times is passed out in Piccadilly Circus. (AP)

1996. (AP)

A Frenchman sells onions on Pimlico Road, 1996. (AP)

1996. (AP)

Two brothers take a spin in Trafalgar Square, 1996. (AP)

1996. (AP)

Judges walk from Westminster Abbey to the Houses of Parliament, 1996. (AP)

1997. (AP)

Hammersmith Bridge reopens after being closed for a year, 1997. (AP)

1997. (AP)

No shoes? No problem! Soho Square is a place to relax, 1997. (AP)

1998. (AP)

A young couple plays around in front of London’s Royal Academy of Arts, 1998. (AP)

1998. (AP)

A tourist cools off during a heat wave, 1998. (AP)

1998. (AP)

American cheerleaders perform during the annual New Years Day Parade, 1998. (AP)

1999. (AP)

The London Eye is seen at a 65 degree angle before being fully erected, 1999. (AP)

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