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London in 1927 and 2013, in GIFs

See how London's changed (and stayed the same) over the last 86 years

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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Leandro
Leandro

Cricket picture is actually in Oval... you can see Elephant castle building on background