In this fascinating video Museum of London’s Senior Curator of Contemporary History talks about the Great Smog of 1952. If you watched ‘The Crown’ on Netflix – this provides some interesting background to the episode where this was central to the plot.
This was simply too beautiful not to share. Here’s a lovely, short timelapse video of Tower Bridge as sunset, opening and closing.
A look at the Piccadilly Circus of the Swinging Sixties! A lot of what is shown here no longer exists as it was soon “modernized” to meet the demands of a changing world. Also a look underground Piccadilly to see sights that few people have ever seen. Very cool video!
While I’m a little mystified as to why Heathrow feels the need to advertise as most people don’t have a choice in whether or not they use the airport, I’m glad they have. They’ve made a lovely and adorable Christmas advert about two bears coming home for Christmas. Who’s cutting onions in here?!?!? Watch it […]
On Sunday 4th September an enormous structure representing the 17th century London skyline will be set alight as it floats on the river Thames. London 1666 commemorates the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London and is designed by artist David Best, in collaboration with Artichoke. Part of the London’s Burning Festival. This is […]
Greenwich is one of our favorite places in London to visit. This lovely short video from Visit London highlights some of the things to see and do.
I could sit at Heathrow Airport all day and watch airplanes take of and land. This cool video shows a bunch of movements in timelapse, very cool. I recommend listening on mute – the music isn’t great.
We love short little videos like this. Makes us want to start checking airfares. London is always calling us!
If you’re planning a trip to London, public transport can seem a bit daunting. Check out this great video from Transport for London for handy tips to get around London with ease.
I love these short videos by Joolz Guides on YouTube – he provides a very interesting insight into London’s history and culture. This fascinating video is about the history of Pall Mall which has a connection to Charles II’s mistress Nell Gwynn.
This hilarious video showcases what the various Tube Lines around London would be if they were real people. As a Tube nut – it’s rather funny. Though I take a little umbrage with their personification of the Piccadilly Line (making fun of tourists is easy). Still, it’s a funny video!
One of my most favorite spots to visit in London is the secondhand book market located under Waterloo Bridge on the Southbank. You’ll always find something new and the books I have found are a cherished part of my British book library. This interview from 1,000 Londoners gives some insight into the market. Very interesting!
Say goodbye to London, because it’s about to become Earth’s second moon. Using some clever video stitching and a 360 rig, RavenCourt Films was able to to turn locations in London into its own Mario Galaxy levels, ensconced by an endless skyline. The city’s features are warped but just barely recognizable as each scene spins […]
If you follow this site you’ll know that I’m a sucker for a good timelapse video showing off London. So, check out this new one that shows stunning footage of London at night.
There are big changes coming to a small area of the City of London (the original square mile bit of London). The Museum of London is going to be moving to the derelict Smithfield Market (and regenerating a very downtrodden area in the process). As part of their plan to move – the Museum of […]
London has a strange relationship with tall buildings. It occasionally builds them, sometimes they fit in, sometimes they don’t. This report from the BBC looks at the issues facing London as it begins to build up more and more and how that could change the city we love.
In this stunning new animated short from National Geographic, you can explore 40,000 years of London’s history in 3 minutes with beautiful animation. Thousands of artifacts have been unearthed as a result of the construction of the new Crossrail transportation system in London. These paper animations will take you on a journey through the city’s […]
This video from Lonely Planet is a good summary of what makes the clock in Elizabeth Clocktower (aka Big Ben) work. The vide is geared towards kids but adults can enjoy it too.
The Archives of both Houses of Parliament are stored in the Victoria Tower, at the south end of the Palace of Westminster. In preparation for a new project, to digitise the Stone photographs collection (a late 19th century photographic survey of the Palace) the Archives Digitisation team visited the Victoria Tower roof on a number […]
In autumn 2015, Triggertrap–creators of the world’s most intuitive timelapse tools–brought together photographers from all backgrounds in London, New York, San Francisco, Milan, and Cape Town for a series of one day timelapse events, to create an ambitious crowdsourced timelapse study of these five cities. This is LapseWorld. Stunning!
You may remember a few years ago that there were two movies about the White House being taken over. One was called Olympus Has Fallen. It was a pretty terrible movie. But it made a ton of money. So, a sequel was inevitable. What have they decided to destroy in the sequel? London! The trailer […]