London Hyperlapse Video

London Photo Walks. Walking tours around the great city of London

I have to admit I’m a bit of a sucker for a good time-lapse video of London. Time-lapse video is a impressive but relatively simple technique. Place the camera on a stable platform, take a series of photos seconds apart and when played back at normal speed, time is compressed.

This London hyperlapse video takes this a step further as between each image the camera is moved along a pre-determined path. With a bit of fancy editing to keep buildings in register the result is very impressive.

I’m not sure I have the patience needed to take on such a project so hats off to those that do.

This one from Expedia caught my eye as it combines time-lapse, hyperlapse and drone footage to highlight some of London’s most iconic landmarks (most of which we visit on our photo walks, nudge, nudge!).

See how many iconic London landmarks you can spot. I’ve listed them in the drop down box below the video. No cheating. Enjoy!

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  • The Shard – tallest building in Western Europe
  • The Leadenhall Building – otherwise known as the Cheesegrater
  • The Sky Garden – London’s highest public garden
  • Tower Bridge – the iconic late 19th Century bridge – combined bascule and suspension
  • The Tower of London – Officially a Royal Palace, this castle was founded in 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest
  • HMS Belfast – The Royal Navy cruiser moored as a museum ship operated by the Imperial War Museum
  • The Queen Elizabeth Tower – The clocktower of the Palace of Westminster often referred to as Big Ben
  • The Palace of Westminster – the meeting place of the two houses of parliament of the United Kingdom
  • Westminster Abbey – one of the UK’s most notable religious buildings consecrated in October 1269
  • The BT Tower – a 190m communications tower opened in 1965 previously known as the Post Office Tower
  • Olympic Stadium – constructed for the 2012 Summer Olympics and located in the Stratford district
  • St Paul’s Cathedral – Christopher Wren’s Anglican cathedral sitting at the highest point of the City of London
  • The BBC – the UK’s public service broadcaster. The circular vestibule belongs to All Souls Church
  • Chinatown – Close to Leicester Square – London’s 2nd Chinatown with restaurants and Chinese run businesses
  • Piccadilly Circus – the 1819 road junction famous for its video display and neon lights
  • The Shaftesbury Memorial – popularly (although incorrectly) referred to as the statue of Eros
  • The London Eye – Europe’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel and the most popular paid for attraction in the UK
  • 30 St Mary Axe – the commercial skyscraper informally known as The Gherkin (a pickle in the US)
  • The O2 – located in Greenwich, the 365m diameter dome is one of the largest entertainment venues in the world
  • Nelson’s Column – build to commemorate Admiral Lord Nelson, who died at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805
  • Buckingham Palace – official London residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1837
  • Queen Victorial Memorial – unveiled in 1911, this 25m tall monument is 2,300 tonnes of white Carrara marble
  • Canary Wharf – Located on the Isle of Dogs, Canary Wharf is a 97 acre financial centre
  • Old Royal Naval College – architectural centrepiece of Maritime Greenwich, a World Heritage Site in Greenwich

About Us offers walks combining historic facts with expert photographic tuition to capture stunning images of iconic London landmarks. Led by Mike Silve, a born and bred Londoner and full-time photographer, our walks are ideal for those who want to learn more about this historic capital, get the best from their camera and seek out the best views of the city, its buildings and people.

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