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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