This Side-By-Side Comparison Of London Filmed Almost 90 Years Apart Is Seriously Moving

Visit London in 1927 and compare it with the London you know and love today.

Thanks to film shot by cinematographer Claude Friese-Greene in 1927, as well as film shot by London-based director Simon Smith almost 90 years later, we have been blessed not just with a trip down memory lane, but also a look into how society has changed over the years.

The original footage was revived, restored and released by the BFI across their social media channels, where it was viewed by thousands of people (if you haven’t seen it, you can watch it here). Many surely also had the great idea to recreate the journey the original film takes but, like most things, there was just one person who rose up and took on the challenge — thank you, Simon.

So sit back, relax, and take a wistful journey to 1920s London:

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London in 1927 & 2013 by Simon Smith on Vimeo.

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