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Amazing Video Showing 19th Century London With Present Day

Here’s an amazing footage of various places around London taken between 1890 and 1920. This is the oldest footage of London ever. The video includes old footage, plus modern shots of the same location today. All modern shots were carefully researched to show where the camera was. Take a look at this amazing comparision video showing 19th century London with present day London.

The footage shows following locations (in order):


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

Thames 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

Charnig Cross & Trafalgar Square

34. Eleanor Cross at Charing Cross Station

35. Panorama of Trafalgar Square

36. Admiralty Arch

37. Nelson’s Column

St James’s & 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 Square

46. Oldest footage of London – Trafalgar Square (1890)

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