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40 Fascinating Photos Capture Street Scenes of London in the Mid-1980s..

The 1980s were an iconic time for the United Kingdom, and London was at the centre of it all. It was a decade of considerable change. Long established industries, street scenes, shops and ways of life were being swept away and the often divisive politics of the time were visible painted along the walls.Mike Lidgley took these fascinating photos that show street scenes of London from 1980 to 1985.

 Cannon Street to St Paul’s

 

Lombard Street (L) junction with King William Street (R)

 

1 Lombard Street

 

A busy Sunday on the platforms of Liverpool Street before the station was rebuilt

 

Aldermanbury street scenes

 

Aldermanbury street scenes

 

Alterations and renovations at the Royal Exchange. Cornhill to right

 

Basinghall Avenue to Basinghall Street

 

Basinghall Avenue to Coleman Street

 

Basinghall Street to Aldermanbury Square

 

Basinghall Street to rear of Guildhall

 

Bishopsgate

 

British Rail Travel Centre in King William Street

 

Broad Street Station – side view from Eldon Street

 

Broad Street Station

 

Cannon Streeet from Monument

 

Chartered Insurance Institute, Aldermanbury

 

Eldon Street side of Broad Street Station

 

Gracechurch Street from Monument

 

Gresham Street – Guildhall and St Lawrence Jewry

 

Gresham Street to Bank of England. St Lawrence Jewry on left

 

Junction Bishopsgate/Theadneedle Street

 

Junction of Leadenhall Street and Gracechurch Street – new Lloyds building/tower rises in background

 

Junction of Leadenhall Street and Gracechurch Street

 

King William Street from Monument

 

Liverpool Street and Broad Street Station

 

Liverpool Street development opposite Broad Street Station

 

Lloyd’s building under construction, Leadenhall Street

 

Marie Hat Boutique – a small shop that was slipped into the wall of Liverpool Street Station

 

Poultry – South Side

 

Poultry – South Side

 

Poultry and Bucklersbury from Cheapside

 

Rear of Girdlers Hall, Basinghall Avenue

 

Revenue House, Poultry

 

Shops at the corner of Gutter Lane and Cheapside

 

Standard Chartered Bank development, Bishopsgate

 

The destruction of London’s Broad Street Station to make way for the new Broadgate Centre

 

The destruction of London’s Broad Street Station to make way for the new Broadgate Centre

 

The destruction of London’s Broad Street Station to make way for the new Broadgate Centre

 

 Threadneedle Street from Bank

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