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.
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.
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.
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.
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” 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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