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Horse-drawn Traffic Viewed from Elevated Position
Webcam, Victorian style: high-angle film of London streets
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent
Webcam, Victorian style: high-angle film of London streets (near Kings Cross at the junction of Euston Road and Pancras Road).
Sport 1896 0 mins Silent
A pioneering example of filmed news: from Epsom to the screen in record time
Interest film 1899 1 mins Silent
A big cat has to perform for its supper in this early actuality film
Non-Fiction 1900 0 mins Silent Location: Portsmouth
Take a good look at one of the era's largest warships - the hefty H.M.S. Powerful, back from the Boer War
Non-Fiction 1898 2 mins Silent Location: Belfast
A view down the High Street featuring the Albert Clock, a shot of Queen's Bridge and the docks
Non-Fiction 1897 1 mins Silent
A charming image of children paddling on a pebbly beach on a hot summer's day
Amateur film 1898 2 mins Silent
A pack of beagles are assembled for a hunt by their trainers and a huntsman
King's Cross Sta
Documentary 1968 9 mins Silent Location: King's Cross Sta
Recreating its record-breaking 1928 journey between King's Cross and Edinburgh 40 years on, it's full steam ahead for The Flying Scotsman.
Amateur film 1998 5 mins Silent Location: King's Cross Sta
See the streets around King's Cross overun by protesters blocking traffic before partying in the name of community ownership.
Amateur film 1937 17 mins Silent Location: Dulwich
An aptly named scrapbook film featuring a train spotter's view of King's Cross around 1937, river journeys and Home Guard training
Drama 2001 13 mins Location: King's Cross Sta
Gripping drama about the tough life of teenage prostitute Kelly and the nightly risks she takes to make ends meet.
1924 11 mins Location: Limehouse
Part of Wonderful London, the BFI National Archive’s programme of restored London travelogues, filmed in the capital in the 1920s.
Drama 1996 20 mins Location: Farringdon Station
Ewan Bremner and Dexter Fletcher star as a pair of morbid fortune tellers in this modern tale of dark arts.
Charity appeal 2020 2 mins
Beautiful NHS fundraiser, setting Michael Rosen’s poem to powerful archive images.
Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901) Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Manchester
A volunteer cavalry regiment is enthusiastically welcomed home after active service in South Africa.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
All ashore! Passengers disembark and crew offload after a long Atlantic crossing.
Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902) Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent Location: Weston Park
A stroll in the park for civilised city-dwellers in Edwardian South Yorkshire.
Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent Location: Woking
The UK's first purpose-built mosque welcomes a huge crowd of worshippers - and newsreel cameras!
Comedy 1914 9 mins Silent
A vicar is caught flirting with an improperly-dressed chorus girl in this saucy silent comedy.