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