Glorious Colour Photographs of London in 1972

Sandwiches for sale, London 1972

Sandwiches for sale, London 1972

All we know about these fascinating photos of London in 1972 is that they were more than likely taken by an American tourist. They are from the collection of Glen F who has a fabulous collection on Flickr and who says of the photos:

I’ve found that Americans tend to take pics of ‘mundane’ things that us Brits would take for granted and never photograph, like the sandwiches! So you often end up with some unusual subjects showing regular everyday life

Tottenham Court Road (looking down Hanway Street), London 1972

Tottenham Court Road (looking down Hanway Street), London 1972

Shaftesbury Theatre, London 1972

Shaftesbury Theatre, London 1972

Selfridges, Oxford Street, London 1972

Selfridges, Oxford Street, London 1972

Riding on a bus at Piccadilly Circus, London 1972

Riding on a bus at Piccadilly Circus, London 1972

Queen Victoria Street, London 1972

Queen Victoria Street, London 1972

Police in London (taken from inside Horse Guards looking across Whitehall) 1972

Police in London (taken from inside Horse Guards looking across Whitehall) 1972

Piccadilly Circus, London 1972

Piccadilly Circus, London 1972

Oxford Street, London 1972

Oxford Street, London 1972

Oxford Street, London 1972 b

Oxford Street, London 1972 b

Oxford Street, London 1972 (junction with John Princes Street)

Oxford Street, London 1972 (junction with John Princes Street)

Oxford Circus, London 1972

Oxford Circus, London 1972

New Caledonian Market (aka Bermondsey Market), Southwark, London 1972

New Caledonian Market (aka Bermondsey Market), Southwark, London 1972

Lady Jane Again, Carnaby Street, London 1972

Lady Jane Again, Carnaby Street, London 1972

Gt St Thomas Apostle, London 1972

Gt St Thomas Apostle, London 1972

Great Marlborough St:Carnaby Street, London 1972

Great Marlborough St:Carnaby Street, London 1972

Denmark Street 1972

Bermondsey Market, London SE1 1972

Bermondsey Market, London SE1 1972

A Royal Mail van, Great Marlborough St:Carnaby St, London 1972

A Royal Mail van, Great Marlborough St:Carnaby St, London 1972

 

 

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