Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Piccadilly Circus, London, England in 1978

Piccadilly Circus, London

Photo: D. Nobble, John Hinde Studios

For many people London means Mayfair, Park Lane, Pall Mall, Knights-bridge and Piccadilly Circus.  All these places fall within the boundaries of what is loosely called the 'West End'.  London night-life used to revolve around the statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus - but the scene has been moving gradually westwards.  Nowadays you're more likely to find the 'jetset' in a Chelsea discotheque - though they may return to Piccadilly to take in the odd continental movie at the old Windmill Theatre.

This postcard is postmarked in 1978.

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Piccadilly Circus is a road junction and public space that was built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with Piccadilly. In this context, a circus, from the Latin word meaning "circle", is a round open space at a street junction.
Great Britain stamp 1976
Blue / Purple, 9 P

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