Snapshot: 27 Photos of 1970s London

The 1970s started off with the break up of The Beatles but ended on a good note with the celebration of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977. Let’s head back to the streets of 1970s London with this photo album:

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A crowd gathers outside the Lady Jane boutique on Carnaby Street, 1970. (AP)

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These gents model their mod-look of Crimplene fashion, 1970. (AP)

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A look at Scotland Yard, headquarters of the Metropolitan Police, 1970. (AP)

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People gather around the statue of Eros in the center of Piccadilly Circus, 1971. (AP)

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The Tate pays tribute to Picasso’s 90th birthday, releasing 90 pigeons, 1971. (AP)

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A street performer, “busker”, sings and plays guitar, 1971. (AP)

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Another street performer with his bird, 1971. (AP)

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Two entrepreneurs selling clothing in Covent Garden, 1971. (AP)

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Piccadilly Circus advertises Sean Connery starring in Goldfinger, 1971. (AP)

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Centre Point is one of London’s first skyscrapers, 1972. (AP)

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Queueing up for the King Tutankhamen Exhibition at the British Museum, 1972. (AP)

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A view from above of Piccadilly Circus, 1972. (AP)

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Supplies are piled up outside a market in Covent Garden, 1973. (AP)

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A quiet street in Covent Garden, 1973. (AP)

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The Bow Street Police Station and Magistrate Court in Covent Garden, 1973. (AP)

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A view looking up Catherine Street towards The Theatre Royal, 1973. (AP)

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Crowds wait to see Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips after their wedding, 1973. (AP)

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Housewives stand in line at a bakery as result of a bakery workers strike, 1974. (AP)

Prunier, the world famous restaurant, played host to  top members of the British Parliament, 1975. (AP)

A guard stands outside Prunier, a famous restaurant, 1975. (AP)

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Crowds gathered for The Ulster Peace Rally in Trafalgar Square, 1976. (AP)

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The Chinese Dragon Dance is performed in Trafalgar Square, 1977. (AP)

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A double decker bus is painted silver for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, 1977. (AP)

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Over 1,000 union jacks were hung for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, 1977. (AP)

Londoners came out for the premiere of Star Wars in Leicester Square, 1977. (AP)

Londoners came out for the premiere of Star Wars in Leicester Square, 1977. (AP)

People stroll through an outside shopping market, 1977. (AP)

People stroll through an outside shopping market, 1977. (AP)

A street in the Soho district highlighting the "other side" of London. (AP)

Priests coincidentally walk under a “Striptease” sign in Soho, 1978. (AP)

While the snow is pretty it came the same day the train drivers went on strike for just one day, 1979. (AP)

Commuters climbed through the snow due to a one-day train strike, 1979. (AP)

Do you have any stories from 1970s London?