London In 1973

The 1970s was an interesting decade for London, from political conflict to an incredibly exciting music scene and the structural developments the capital was undergoing. The year of 1973 was particularly interesting; David Bowie took to the stage as Ziggy Stardust for the last time, the new London Bridge was officially opened, and roughly 1.6m workers marched on London with the TUC on May Day that year. Here is London in 1973.



Covent Garden, 1973

Piccadilly Circus, 1973

The tube, 1973

Shaftesbury Avenue, 1973

Carnaby Street, 1973

The days before Uber

London, 1973




Gerrard Street, 1973

Queen Elizabeth II opening the new London Bridge, 1973

London Bridge, 1973

Frith Street, Soho, 1973




Fruit and vegetables market – Soho

Strand Underground station

Freddie Mercury, Imperial College London, 26 October 1973

Soho Square, 1973

Chelsea, 1973

Piccadilly Circus, 1973

David Bowie with Amanda Lear during a show as Ziggy Stardust. The Marquee Club, 1973

May Day – ‘Stop the Pay Freeze’, 1973

Old Compton Street, Soho, 1973

Source by Londonist