London has been a source of fascination for at least three hundred years, and for over a hundred of these its moving image has attracted audiences around the world. Indeed London was one of the cities where moving pictures began, in the 1890s, and Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee provided the new entertainment medium with its earliest global box-office success in 1897.
This exhibition is the first since the Museum of London’s pioneering London on Film (1996) to show how London has been the setting - and often the star - of films for over a century. Using extracts and stills, together with rare costumes and props, Lights, Camera, London! reveals the range of what Samuel Johnson called ‘the wonderful immensity of London’.
London Film MuseumCounty Hall, Riverside Building
London Greater London United Kingdom SE1
Monday - 10am - 6pm
Tuesday - 10am - 6pm
Wednesday - 10am - 6pm
Thursday - 10am - 6pm
Friday - 10am - 6pm
Saturday - 10am - 6pm
Sunday - 11am - 6pm