An extremely interesting collection of colourized old film footage about London more than a century ago. This footage spans a period between 1895 and around 1915.
Some footage is very old and damaged, so the picture quality varies with each scene (from excellent to reasonable). There is not much that can be done with software to repair damaged film. From a historic perspective we decided to enhance as many old films as possible, including the lesser quality ones.
The original film has been motion-stabilized, speed-corrected, contrast- and brightness corrected, de-noised and restored, enhanced and colourized with sophisticated Artificial Intelligence sotware.
Timeline (please help to improve this!):
00:00 Welcome to old London around 1900!
00:04 Empire Theater at Leicester Square
00:46 Westminster Bridge and Big Ben clock tower
01:15 Tower Bridge
02:00 Many pedestrians on Old Waterloo Bridge (demolished in the 1930s)
03:58 Foggy London, Location? [Near Bank of England?]
04:21 Piccadilly Circus with Eros statue
05:07 Pettycoat Lane market
07:38 Hyde Park Corner near Apsley House ("No.1 London"], Duke of Wellington residence
08:10 Hyde Park Corner
09:14 The Strand looking east towards St.Clements Danes Church
09:45 Crimean War memorial near Pall Mall
10:00 Court building
10:15 Charing Cross Station entrance
10:35 Busy Traffic (near Trafalgar Square?)
12:10 Thames Embankment near Westminster Bridge; Boats to Greenwich
12:27 Black Friars Bridge
13:04 St.Margaret's Church and Big Ben
13:20 Beer barrel transportation
13:29 Trafalgar Square and National Gallery
13:58 Base of Nelson's column with the four lions
14:13 Looking up the Strand
14:16 Suffragettes protesting for Women's Rights
14:28 Suffragettes procession
14:36 Royal Exchange (building with pillars) and the Bank of England
16:41 St.Bartholomew's Gatehouse in West Smithfield, next to Barts Hospital
17:25 St.Bartholomew's church
18:08 St John's Gate, St John's Lane in Clerkenwell
18:35 Crosby Hall, home to Thomas More, in its old location
19:45 Old Dick Whittington Pub, oldest in London, Est.1500
20:03 Henry VIII's wonderful hunting lodge in Chelsea
20:27 Outskirts of London
20:31 Spaniards Inn, Spaniards Road, Hampstead
21:01 Extremely old (damaged) footage
22:14 Horse-drawn Fire brigade
23:40 Naval Officers gathering, Admiral William Sims of the US Navy
23:53 Nancy-pants officers (sorry!)
24:02 House of Parliament seen from the Thames
24:14 Grenadiers procession
24:45 Street scenes
25:05 Liverpool Street Station
25:25 Snowball fight in the Park (which park?)
26:02 The End.
The music is by Harry Davidson and his Orchestra.
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