VIDEO This is the oldest footage of London ever. Includes amazing old footage combined with modern shots of the same location today. Also features maps carefully researched to show where the camera was. Arranged by location, 46 shots of classic footage with a twist and an inspiring soundtrack. Thanks to Yestervid.
This collection of footage was taken between 1890 and 1920 and shows various places around London, all identifiable by location on a map. In order they are:
1.Parliament square, looking across at Big Ben
2. Westminster Abbey 3. Westminster Abbey from Tothill Street 4. Houses of Parliament from the South Bank 5. Houses of Parliament from across the Thames River 6. Big Ben from Westminster Bridge 7. Flipbook animation of the south side of Westminster Bridge 8. Downing Street, home of the Prime Minister 9. No 10 Downing Street door EMBANKMENT 10. Victoria Embankment 11. Cleopatra's Needle 12. Egyptian Lions at Cleopatra's Needle 13. Blackfriars Bridge ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL 14. St Paul's Cathedral from the South Bank 15. St Paul's Cathedral from across the Thames River 16. St Paul's Cathedral from the tower of St Mary Le Bow Church TOWER BRIDGE & TOWER OF LONDON 17. Tower of London viewed through Tower Bridge 18. Tower Bridge looking south from the parapet 19. Tower Bridge closing after allowing a boat to pass 20. Looking south along the length of Tower Bridge 21. Panorama of the Tower of London from Tower Bridge 22. South side of the Tower of London 23. Tommies marching in the moat THE CITY 24. Monument to the Great Fire of 1666 25. Pan up the Monument 26. The Bank of England 27. The Bank of England from Cheapside 28. St Mary Le Bow tower from Cheapside FLEET ST & THE STRAND 29. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese pub 30. Temple Bar Memorial 31. The Royal Courts of Justice THE WEST END 32. The Empire Theatre, Leicester Square 33. Piccadilly Circus CHARING CROSS & TRAFALGAR SQAURE 34. Eleanor Cross at Charing Cross Station 35. Panorama of Trafalgar Square 36. Admiralty Arch 37. Nelson's Column ST JAMES & BUCKINGHAM PALACE 38. Crimean War Memorial 39. St James's Palace 40. Band at St James's Palace 41. Buckingham Palace 42. Victoria Memorial at Buckingham Palace HYDE PARK 43. Hyde Park Corner 44. Hyde Park Corner traffic 45. Hyde Park TRAFALGAR SQAURE 46. Oldest footage of London - Trafalgar Square (1890)
CREDITS Footage Bombing of London, 1917, PD Seeing London - ca 1920s, PD Westminster Bridge Robert W Paul, 1896, PD Edwardian London, 1911, PD Early Traffic Scenes, 1890-1900, PD Old London Street Scenes, 1903, PD Blackfriars Bridge, R.W. Paul, 1896, PD 1890s Traffic Scenes, 1897, PD Garde descendante du palais St-James, Louis Lumière & Auguste Lumière, 1896, PD Londres, Piccadilly Circus, Louis Lumière & Auguste Lumière, 1896, PD Entrée du Cinématographe, Louis Lumière & Auguste Lumière, 1896, PD Londres, entrée de Hyde Park, Louis Lumière & Auguste Lumière, 1896, PD Londres, Pont De Westminster et Parlement, Auguste Lumière 1896, PD Hyde Park Bicycling Scene, Robert W Paul, 1896, PD Trafalgar Square, Wordsworth Donisthorpe, 1890, PD Music Just Me and My Thoughts, Published by Audioblocks Recording of Big Ben, Edison brown wax cylinder Ferguson/Hope/Gouraud, PD Morning Sun, Published by Audioblocks Anthem To The Fallen, Published by Audioblocks Smoker's Section, Published by Audioblocks Softly Inspiring, Published by Audioblocks Lightness, Published by Audioblocks The Rule, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under CC by 3.0 Black And White Rag, 1908, Composed by George Botsford Performed by Winifred Atwell, 1952, PD Photographs Poppies At The Tower Of London, 2014, Martin Pettitt, CC by 2.0 London bridge photo from hot air balloon, 2014, Daniel Chapman,
www.stirlingackroyd.com, www.balloon.tv, CC by 2.0 Aerial photo from hot air balloon of tower bridge, 2014, Daniel Chapman, www.stirlingackroyd.com, www.balloon.tv, CC by 2.0 Trooping The Colour, 2007, Jon Bennett, CC by 2.0 London From The Shard, 2013, Flickr user: [Duncan], CC by 2.0 Shutterstock Thanks to The People of London Simon Meyer St Mary Le Bow Church Open Street Maps Directed by Al Paton Produced by Yestervid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_me3NrPMh8 http://www.yestervid.com http://www.youtube.com/yestervid http://www.facebook.com/yestervid https://twitter.com/yestervid