Swinging london 1960s

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For a few years in the s, London was the world capital of cool. When Time magazine dedicated its 15 April issue to London: the Swinging City, it cemented the association between London and all things hip and fashionable that had been growing in the popular imagination throughout the decade. London's remarkable metamorphosis from a gloomy, grimy post-War capital into a bright, shining epicentre of style was largely down to two factors: youth and money. The baby boom of the s meant that the urban population was younger than it had been since Roman times.

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Swinging Sixties - Wikipedia

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Swinging Sixties London

Swinging London is a catch-all term applied to the fashion and cultural scene which flourished in London , in the s. It was a phenomenon which emphasized the young, the new and the modern. It was a period of optimism and hedonism , and a cultural revolution. One catalyst was the recovery of the British economy after post- World War II hard times had lasted through much of the s. Journalist Christopher Booker, a founder of the satirical magazine Private Eye , recalled the "bewitching" character of the swinging sixties: "There seemed to be no one standing outside the bubble, and observing just how odd and shallow and egocentric and even rather horrible it was".
If the Fifties were in black and white, then the Sixties were in Technicolor. In just ten short years, London had transformed from the bleak, conservative city, only just beginning to forget the troubles of the Second World War, into the capital of the world, full of freedom, hope and promise. It was the centre of all excitement; the city where anything and everything was possible.