Film: 3119

London | 1920 | Silent | B/W

Synopsis:

London Streets in the 1920's. Some footage is repeated. Films 'Wonderful London and 'Old and New'. Scenes interspersed with text. Tourists are being shown around London by a man who has a horse bus. The couple sit above the driver, and he tells them about the sights of London.

Foreign influences in London. French, Spanish, Greeks. Soho, Piccadilly, shots of various ethnic restuarants. Tottenham Court Road. Racks of foreign newspapers. French shops. Whitcomb Street - notorious bar, the Erskines. Bar for 'Negroes only, no white trash'. Street market, Hyde park. Changing of the Guards, East End. Horses and carriages on the streets very few cars. Millinery shop. Old fashioned cars. Horse buses. Man talking very fondly to his donkey whilst tickling the donkey's ear. South of Westminster. Regent Street. Cars. Policeman. Markets in Soho. Berwick Street market. Harrods. Caledonian market. Second hand goods. Bayswater - very narrow house. Hammersmith Bridge. Fishing village beneath the bridge. Cockles. Row boats on the banks of the Thames. Trafalgar Square. Saint Martins in the Field. National Gallery. Admiralty Arch. Horseguards Parade. Horseguard on duty. Whitehall, War Office. Regent Street. Jewish Quarter off Whitechapel Road. Market. Clerkenwell. Little Italy. Cheyne Walk. Chelsea. Strand. New Zealand House, Sir James Allen the New Zealand Commissioner. Australia House. Changing of the guards.

Horse and cart. Tower of London. Docks. Men working on boats. Port of London Authority. Chiswick. Fleet Street. Cliffords Inn. Picadilly. Crown Courts. Narrow lanes. St James's Palace. Snuff shop, Lincolns Inn, St Sepulchres Church. Stable Inn timbered house. War Memorial to the Great War.

Horseguards Parade. Horseguard on duty. Whitehall, War Office. Regent Street. St Pauls. The Embankment, Houses of Parliament. Westminster Abbey. Buckingham Palace. Whitehall. King's birthday celebrations. Trooping of the colour. Cenotaph. Crowds disperse.

Horseguards Parade. Horseguard on duty. Whitehall, War Office. Merchants houses. Selfridges. Duke Street with parked cars.


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