The 1980s were an iconic time for the United Kingdom, and London was at the centre of it all. Short of a world war, there was probably no other period in which the social and political atmosphere changed so drastically.
The 1980s in London was a decade of considerable change. Long established industries, street scenes, shops and ways of life were being swept away.
Unions and family-owned shops gave way to privitisation and impersonal, foreign-owned stores. While some took to the streets in protest, others gathered in Wembley for a concert to bring help to less-fortunate populations.
These fascinating photos of London’s street scenes were taken by David Levine during his trip around Europe in the summer of 1989.