48 Amazing Color Photos That Show London’s Terminal Stations in the 1960s

London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom, with a population of just over 9 million. It stands on the River Thames in south-east England at the head of a 50-mile (80 km) estuary down to the North Sea, and has been a major settlement for two millennia. The CityContinue reading “48 Amazing Color Photos That Show London’s Terminal Stations in the 1960s”

27 Wonderful Photographs Showing London’s Youth Culture in the Late 1950s and Early 1960s

Britain has one of the most innovative and vibrant youth cultures in the world. It has come to define post-colonial British identity and it has helped to make London the cultural and commercial capital of Europe. This course will examine the history, sociology, aesthetics and economics of British youth culture, from the early days ofContinue reading “27 Wonderful Photographs Showing London’s Youth Culture in the Late 1950s and Early 1960s”

29 Vintage Photos of London Wartime Nightlife Under Blackout Conditions, 1944

London under blackout conditions. On 17 September 1944, the blackout was replaced by a partial “dim-out”. The blackout began two days before the war began. Under blackout rules, everyone had to cover up their windows at night with black material. This was to make it difficult for German bombers to find their target in theContinue reading “29 Vintage Photos of London Wartime Nightlife Under Blackout Conditions, 1944”

73 Vintage Photos Showing Life in London, England During the 1960s

London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom, with a population of just over 9 million. It stands on the River Thames in south-east England at the head of a 50-mile (80 km) estuary down to the North Sea, and has been a major settlement for two millennia. The CityContinue reading “73 Vintage Photos Showing Life in London, England During the 1960s”

30 Impressive Photos that Show 1980s Street Scenes of London in the Snow

London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom, with a population of just over 9 million. It stands on the River Thames in south-east England at the head of a 50-mile (80 km) estuary down to the North Sea, and has been a major settlement for two millennia. The CityContinue reading “30 Impressive Photos that Show 1980s Street Scenes of London in the Snow”

70 Amazing Photos Showing London’s Youth Culture During the Late 1970s and 1980s

Taken in the streets, clubs, basements and bars of London between 1978 and 1987, the photographs in 78–87 London Youth celebrate the many mutations in London’s youth culture from the height of Punk to the birth of Acid House. British photographer Derek Ridgers has documented the perennial youth ritual of dressing up and going outContinue reading “70 Amazing Photos Showing London’s Youth Culture During the Late 1970s and 1980s”

66 Vintage Photos of London during the 1950s

London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom with a total population of 9,002,488. It stands on the River Thames in south-east England at the head of a 50-mile (80 km) estuary down to the North Sea, and has been a major settlement for two millennia. The City of London,Continue reading “66 Vintage Photos of London during the 1950s”

Amazing Color Photographs of The Beatles’ Rooftop Concert in 1969

On 30 January 1969, the Beatles performed an unannounced concert from the rooftop of their Apple Corps headquarters at 3 Savile Row, within central London’s office and fashion district. Joined by keyboardist Billy Preston, the band played a 42-minute set before the Metropolitan Police asked them to reduce the volume. It was the final publicContinue reading “Amazing Color Photographs of The Beatles’ Rooftop Concert in 1969”

19 Vintage Photos and the Story of Mary Hopkin Met The Beatles in London in 1968

The singer Mary Hopkin’s appearance on television talent show “Opportunity Knocks” was broadcast on May 5, 1968. Her performance led to a contract with The Beatles’ Apple Records, and the multi-million selling debut single Those Were The Days. The edition of “Opportunity Knocks” was shown just two days after Hopkin’s 18th birthday. The program showcasedContinue reading “19 Vintage Photos and the Story of Mary Hopkin Met The Beatles in London in 1968”

24 Incredible Photos That Show London During the 1930s

London in the 1930s tried to be cleaner, more modern and efficient. It was increasingly a city of electric lighting and motor vechicles, rather than gas lighting and horse-drawn vehicles. The Capital’s old problems were being tackled by new public bodies. The London Passenger Transport Board was created in 1933 as a way of bringingContinue reading “24 Incredible Photos That Show London During the 1930s”