While at Worldcon this year, I had the pleasure of meeting fellow time travellers Galactic Journey, who report on current events in the year 1965. This has inspired me to create a day trip to Swinging London in 1965, through the magic of the Internet and archive film.
Arriving in the city, via time machine of course:
Or possibly by more conventional means:
We’ll start at the Palace of Westminster:
Then follow the Thames past South Bank:
Taking in Docklands as we move East….
Passing Tower Bridge:
Join some American friends at the Tower of London:
Going West again, let’s visit Buckingham Palace:
St Paul’s Cathedral is getting a facelift, but still open to visitors:
If you come in on the right day, you can enjoy local traditions like the Lord Mayor’s Show:
Or the Festival of London Stores:
Afterwards, maybe a little shopping in Soho and Carnaby Street:
Feed the pigeons in Trafalgar Square:
Take in London’s newest attraction, the Post Office Tower:
Wander round Piccadilly Circus at dusk as the illuminations come on:
And, finally, why not put your hair up, don a frock, and attend a premiere in the West End?
That’s all from London. More time-travelling tourism later! Or maybe, sooner?