A Rare Glimpse Of London


This was footage found in Australia, showing London life in 1904 – it’s slightly too fast, but one of the best clips I’ve ever seen about ordinary Londoners. Watch out for the train in the end shot, crossing Fleet Street. 

One comment on “A Rare Glimpse Of London”

  1. A.B. says:

    An incredible piece of footage… it’s also opened a gateway to so much more.
    I didn’t know the BFI had added some of their archives to youtube so many thanks for the link.
    Silent film is where my heart lies and the pioneers of film-making are the ones who inspire me.

    I loved The Fugitive Futurist (1924) with its futuristic visions of London landmarks (Trafalgar Square flooded is creepy)


    and Tea Making Tips (1941) How very English of a guy to spend 10 mins explaining the correct way to make a perfect cup!! Very amusing

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