The wonders of London - a film made to encourage overseas travellers to visit our capital.
British Travel Association travelogue. Commentary by Rex Harrison.
River Thames - Tower Bridge. Various boats travel up the river. Tower of London - L/S and shot inside the gates. Various shots of London landmarks showing different types of architecture. High angle L/S of a procession of judges. Bank of England - L/S. "At the heart of commerce." Various shots of signs hanging at the sides of buildings - include Yorkshire Insurance and "Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese." pub. Fleet Street. High angle of steps of St Paul's covered with people having their lunch. C/U of "typists" having their lunch break. Various shots of the dome of St Paul's from various spots in the city. Amen Court, Paternoster Row, Ave Maria Lane, Hanging Sword Alley, Bleeding Heart Yard are all mentioned as quiet places where the lawyers "think". Barristers walk through quiet gardens and courtyard. Fleet Street - traffic moves through. Low angle of the mythical Griffin guarding Temple Bar. Various high shots of Piccadilly Circus. Underground station sign. Pall Mall. West End. Shopping arcades. Bond Street - shoppers walk along, moving camera shots. Elegant woman buys a cabbage (?) from Shepherd Market. Various shots of the market.
Women sit at a table having a meal outside a cafe - they drink wine. People eat their sandwiches in the "Palace Garden". Dorchester Hotel - various shots. Hyde (?) Park. Low angle shot of statue of Peter Pan. Another shot of children gathered around the statue. Serpentine. Woman and her child walk along with dogs on a lead. Lido, children and adults swim and lounge on the shore. Outdoor cafe. Women in swimsuits sit at a table together. Horse riding through the park. Open air theatre - various shots of people arriving and of spectators sitting and watching "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace - Her Majesty's Horse Guards.
See Reel 2.