In Photos: London In 1994

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In Photos: London In 1994
London celebrated the dawn of the New South Africa, April 1994
Source WolfinlondonSouth Bank
Source Walter RothwellThe most import military structure in London (and possibly Britain) is Pindar. Pindar is a fortress built deep below the Ministry of Defence on Whitehall, it was completed in 1994 and cost a whopping £126.3 million. It’s reported that the building is connected to Downing Street and the Cabinet Office via a tunnel running under Whitehall, but these rumours have been denied by government officials. Source Gizmodo The first UK lottery introduced, 1994
Source BtIn 1994 Oliver Peyton restored a splendid art deco ballroom near Piccadilly Circus and named it Atlantic Bar & Grill. Once described as the whole reason that everything happened, this place was legendary. You could be there drinking great wines, champagnes and cocktails with a fresh plate of oysters in a secluded booth and wile away the evening. It was the bar every bar wanted to be when it grew up. In place now is the stylish Brasserie Zedel.
Source Diffordsguide ‘The Shed’ Stamford Bridge, 1994
Source Vintage FootyFrom 1994 bus services were operated on London Transport’s behalf by private companies. London Transport Buses (LTB) was responsible for planning and managing the service contracts. LTB set about establishing standards for using the roundel as a unified identity for publicity and signs. A white roundel on a red square became the main symbol for the bus network. Source Ltmcollection 1994
Source BfiShoreditch station, 1994
Source GeographAldwych Tube Station opened in 1907, but closed for the duration of the second world war. It was used to hide and transport museum pieces, and provide shelter from aerial bombardments. It reopened after the war, then closed permanently in 1994 due to lack of use. Since then it’s been used as a film location, and you can occasionally tour it. Source Acidcow Channel Tunnel, 1994
Source Ron GatepainBjork, Sign of the Times, Covent Garden shop opening, 1994
Source DazeddigitalPancras Road with Great Northern Hotel and St Pancras station, 1994
Source GeographEpping Ongar Railway: In an age when the network is expanding via Crossrail and Northern Line extension, it’s easy to forget that some strands of the network have shrunk. Take the Central Line. Until 1994, the easternmost station was Ongar, not Epping. Today, a heritage line has taken over the route. Board a steam train from Ongar station to North Weald, a diesel from North Weald to Coopersale, and complete the journey to Epping on a vintage Routemaster or Greenline. Source Londonist Oxford Street, 1994
Source Mad Fer ItAll Saints Road as London celebrates the New South Africa, April 1994
Source WolfinlondonStrand Station aka Aldwych Station, closed 1994
Source LadytubedriverOpening day of Prince’s Camden Town store, 1994
Source KentishtownerEastward up Ludgate Hill to St Paul’s, past City Thameslink station, 1994
Source GeographPrincess Diana arriving at the Serpentine Gallery, June 1994
Source HarpersbazaarusTrafalgar square, 1994
Source PanoramioOpening day of Prince’s Camden Town store, 1994
Source KentishtownerStatue of James Henry Greathead which was put there in 1994 to recognise his contribution to the London Underground and his engeering with tunnels. It stands on top of a ventilation shaft for the Northern line.
Source LondoncitizenUntil 1994 there were no “Roads” in the City of London, and now there’s only one, Goswell Road, which became part of the Square Mile in 1994 after boundary changes. There are plenty of Lanes, Streets, and Ways, but public paths weren’t generally referred to as roads until the 16th century. Source Buzzfeed Beck, 1994
Source ChrisfloydPaddington station
Source Criminal Justice Rally, Hyde Park
Source Outside the Barbican Centre

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