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Video: rare colour footage of London in 1927

Posted at 4:30 pm, January 13, 2014 in Photos of London

This great little video by film pioneer Claude Friese-Greene has been doing the rounds for a while but in case you haven’t seen it yet, we wanted to share it with you. It’s some of the first-ever colour film footage of London, and we think you’ll agree that it’s pretty special. And below, check out a brilliant stunning shot-for-shot modern day remake, showing how much – and how little! – things have changed in the last 86 years:

If you want some more old school London footage, check these out:

Uxbridge May Carnival in 1922

London in the swinging ’60s

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