London’s Screen Archives enables Londoners see their past come alive on film. Managed by Film London, we are a unique network of historic film collections that cares for, collects and screens heritage film across the city. Together we preserve London’s rich film heritage from feature films to home movies, public information films, newsreels, and records of the capital’s many different industries.
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This England - London Scenes and Life
From the Tower of London to Hyde Park Corner, this is a wonderful short sharp tour of several London landmarks.
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This film starts by showing the Lord Mayor of London at St Dunstan’s In The East, before rapidly spooling through shots of several London landmarks including Tower Hill, Tower Bridge, Waterloo Bridge, Admiralty Arch and Parliament Square. Odd delights include an elevated shot of Bush House along Kingsway, Hyde Park Corner from a police helicopter, Harrow children rehearsing for VE day and sailors strolling past a Tower Hill fruit stall.