London Photos Show Just How Long Ago 1990 Was

By Holly Brockwell on at

1990 doesn't sound that long ago, does it? The beginning of the Fresh Prince, Italia '90, Home Alone? But if it's hard to believe it was more than a quarter of a century ago, these pictures should help.

Londonist's roundup of our fair capital in 1990 shows just how much time that is. Look at Canary Wharf:

Image: Londonhistorian via Londonist

Look at the tube:


Photo: PhilMaxwell via Londonist

Look at Oxford Street (aww, Virgin Megastore):
Photo: Panoramio via Londonist

And here are some we found ourselves:

Another amazing shot of Canary Wharf under construction (feels like it's been there forever, doesn't it?)


Image: Gordon Joly via Flickr CC

A London bus advertising Bowie's latest:


Image: Casey Hugelfink via Flickr CC

And our female prime minister (elected, mind you) on TV:


Image: R Barraez D'Lucca via Flickr CC

Check out the full Londonist post here, and if you're still in the mood for some nostalgia, take a trip with us back to 1994 via the medium of Argos catalogues.

Main image: R Barraez D'Lucca via Flickr CC


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