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This is London

Walking down memory lane on a whistle-stop tour of central London, as seen through the eyes of a local filmmaker

Amateur film 1980 10 mins

From the collection of:

Logo for London's Screen Archives


From the calm waters of Serpentine Lake and heated arguments at Speakers' Corner, to the bustle of street art galleries on Piccadilly and adult-themed shops in Soho, this wonderfully dynamic mini-travelogue flaunts the best sights London has to offer. The voiceover commentary is brimming with history snippets and architecture trivia, but the film is most notable for being made by a skillful female filmmaker and capturing the 1980s on small gauge film stock.

Finally we move onto Speakers Corner and are treated to very animated discussions amongst the watching crowd. Ye Grapes Pub in Shepherds Market This film is from the collection of City of Westminster Archives Centre