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Watch As This Video Takes You On A Journey Through London’s Evolution

Katherine Notman Katherine Notman

Watch As This Video Takes You On A Journey Through London’s Evolution

This video takes you on a visual journey through the history of London to what it’s like today.

You can see the development of London through its buildings, neighbourhoods and roads; erected by Romans, Saxons and throughout other historical periods. You’ll also see how many structures—and indeed place names—we have managed to conserve over the years.

It’s easy to think of the expansion of London as a steady rise since the beginnings of industrialisation. However, the fluctuation in concentrations of people in different areas—especially throughout major historical events such as the Great Fire of 1666 and World War II—is amazing to watch.

See also: this side-by-side comparison of London filmed almost 90 years apart is seriously moving.