London in 1927 and 2013, in GIFs

See how London's changed (and stayed the same) over the last 86 years
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London's constantly changing, yet at heart, always seems to stay the same. To prove the point, filmmaker Simon Smith has taken a remarkable piece from the BFI archives – a 1927 film of the city in colour by Claude Friese-Greene – and recreated much of it shot-for-shot in the present day. See the differences between London then and now in GIFs below, or jump to the full video. London then and now: Petticoat Lane marketLondon then and now: Hyde ParkLondon then and now: Peter Pan statue - London photosLondon then and now: Tower Bridge ApproachLondon then and now: Lords Cricket GroundLondon then and now: CenotaphLondon then and now: Nelsons ColumnLondon then and now: Nelsons ColumnLondon then and now: Nelsons ColumnLondon then and now: Nelsons ColumnLondon then and now: Nelsons Column

Video courtesy Simon Smith.

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