The Big Smoke: Our Must-See London Videos

By: Katie Manning

January 9, 2013

When it comes to world famous landmarks London boasts quite a few calling cards. With its incredible mix of historic buildings set against brand new structures it’s no surprise that London is particularly popular with camera-wielding travellers. And aside from the tourist attractions there’s also a wealth of hip new hotspots just waiting to be discovered – follow our five favourite videos as they delve into the local London scene.


“Time Lapse London Trip” by diliaoviedo

This action-packed time-lapse video takes you all over London, on a boat trip along the River Thames, and even underground on the tube. You’re also treated to front row seats at a gig at top live music venue The Social.


“Mazes – Summer Hits” by Richard Hunter

Join this bike crew as they cycle across London on a fast-paced tour of the city. We love watching this lot speed through town, taking in local landmarks as they go.


“Notting Hill Carnival Photo/Stop Motion” by Mark Rigler

Mark Rigler’s stop motion video of London’s famous Notting Hill Carnival gives a great feel for this vibrant event. Capturing everyone from street food vendors to elaborately adorned carnival performers, we love the atmosphere and sense of fun in this video.


“Street Level Royal Wedding” by David Francis

The recent Royal Wedding was a big day for most Londoners and many joined in the celebrations by lining up along the royal route for a glimpse of the happy couple. This video by David Francis gives a great sense of London in the midst of a giant party.


“London Fog” by Wade Patterson

“London Fog” follows a one-hour walk through the city and takes in some of London’s best-known sights. From Big Ben to the London Eye, Wade Patterson covers all the major landmarks in this short but sweet film.


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Katie Manning

Katie is an author for the Virgin Atlantic blog. Despite her urban London residency, Katie can often be found exploring far-flung corners of the globe in search of exciting new experiences and stories. A self-confessed night-owl, she makes it her mission to search out the best cocktail bars and live music venues on each and every expedition. Follow Katie @kt_saramanning

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