Vintage Snapshots of Streets of London in the 1970s_Bygone Britain Tales

These evocative snapshots of London were taken by Swedish tourist Mats Örn in 1971 and 1977. They reveal what the capital city looked like in this bygone era, which is well known for being a time of cultural and political change – especially due to high inflation levels, IRA bomb threats, widespread trade union strikes and feminism.

More fascinating photographs could be found at Örn’s brilliant.

London, February 1971


Portobello Road, February 1971


Piccadilly with Green Park on the left, February 1971


Fleet Street, February 1971


Newspaper stand, February 1971


Finance District, February 1971


Oxford Circus, February 1971


London Bridge, October 1977


Portobello Road, October 1977


Portobello Road, October 1977


Portobello Road, October 1977


Portobello Road, October 1977


Portobello Road, October 1977


Portobello Road, October 1977


Kensington Gardens, 1977


Poultry & Game, October 1977


Rupert Street, October 1977


Westbourne Grove just off Portobello Rd., October 1977


The Sherlock Holmes Pub, October 1977


Liberty´s London, October 1977


Parking ticket, 1977


Man asleep on a bench, October 1977


Outside St. Pauls Cathedral, October 1977


Oxford Street, October 1977


Oxford Street, October 1977


Hyde Park, October 1977


Hyde Park, October 1977


London, October 1977

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