Check Out This Stunning, Interactive Time-Lapse Of London Over 24 Hours

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For the first time ever, a Gigapixel time-lapse panorama (‘Gigalapse’ for short) has captured stunning footage of London’s skyline.

From the roof of One Canada Square in Canary Wharf, over 6,240 photos were taken across a 155° view, all within a 24 hour period. It is the first panorama with this amount of detail – which is down to robotic motion-control technology that was pre-programmed to repeat the exact same pattern of photos 260 times an hour for 24 hours. This meant that every single pixel at every point in the panorama is in the exact same position in every photo taken throughout the day. Incredibly, the image is 7.3 Gigapixels (7,300 Megapixels), which, for example, is over a thousand times clearer than a photo taken on an iPhone X. This is the first time this kind of technology has been used to take a time-lapse photo – it is more commonly used in Hollywood films, such as Gravity, to create beautiful and accurate sweeping shots.

The final result – which you can view here – is a beautiful interactive shot of London that allows us to see London as it changes throughout the day, from sunrise to sunset.

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Big shout out to Lenstore 👀, Nikon 📸 and Visualise 📹 for their work on this excellent project.

While we’re on the subject of time-lapses, who’s up for a little throwback? This beautiful footage shows London waking up to a beasty blanket of snow back in March. ❄️

Georgie Hoole

Georgie Hoole

Georgie is Deputy Editor at Secret London. She loves a trendy café and is all too familiar with the extortionate price of a coffee in the capital. She enjoys the finer things in life (like red wine on a school night and eating Ben and Jerry's straight from the tub) and hasn't quite grasped the concept of adulthood yet.