40 Fascinating Photos Capture Street Scenes of London in the Mid-1980s

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The 1980s were an iconic time for the United Kingdom, and London was at the centre of it all. It was a decade of considerable change. Long established industries, street scenes, shops and ways of life were being swept away and the often divisive politics of the time were visible painted along the walls.

Mike Lidgley took these fascinating photos that show street scenes of London from 1980 to 1985.

Cannon Street to St Paul’s

Lombard Street (L) junction with King William Street (R)

1 Lombard Street

A busy Sunday on the platforms of Liverpool Street before the station was rebuilt

Aldermanbury street scenes

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