London at leisure (London)

How Londoners spent their free time.

Windmill Girls And Catamaran

Windmill Girls And Catamaran (1959)

The Windmill Girls go sailing in a do-it-yourself catamaran they constructed in their dressing room.

Coupled Cookery

Coupled Cookery (1949)

Married and engaged couples are given cookery lessons together in Woolwich, London.

London Society Weddings News In A Nutshell

London Society Weddings News In A Nutshell (1935)

Various shots of high society weddings in London.

London - Computer Marriages AKA Operation Match - Computer Matched Couples Get Together

London - Computer Marriages AKA Operation Match - Computer Matched Couples Get Together (1968)

Clerkenwell marriage bureau uses computer to match couples.

Gondola

Gondola (1962)

A couple sail in a gondola down the London canal - bizarre images of gondola in London setting.

Amusement Arcade

Amusement Arcade (1969)

People having fun in London's amusement arcade.

British Youth Outbox Americans

British Youth Outbox Americans (1946)

Gallagher wins boxing match against John Arduini and Lester beats Beddows. London.

Football Motor Cycle Final

Football Motor Cycle Final (1927)

Hilarious fun and fast action with motorcyclists playing football.

Karate

Karate (1964)

Members of the British Karate Federation demonstrate their skills.

Rugby Netball In London

Rugby Netball In London (1937)

New sport played in London.

Bread Sculptor

Bread Sculptor (1957)

A baker demonstrates his hobby, bread sculpting, and shows off some of his elaborate creations.

Children's Day And City Of London Festival AKA London Festival

Children's Day And City Of London Festival AKA London Festival (1968)

Various floats on different themes, Lord Mayor arrives to meet the children.

Covent Garden Holds Fair

Covent Garden Holds Fair (1970)

Crowds having fun at a large fair in Covent Garden, London.

Dancing At The Palais

Dancing At The Palais (1973)

Modern and ballroom dancing at Hammersmith, London.

Fun Fair At Night

Fun Fair At Night (1969)

Fun Fair illuminated at night and rides in action.

Marriage Bureau

Marriage Bureau (1944)

Nice item about an early dating agency in London.

"Clippie" Romance (1947)

Bus driver Steve Dungey and conductor Eve Milton marry after working on the same bus.

London's Nightworld - Reel 2

London's Nightworld - Reel 2 (1947)

Great documentary showing various evening entertainments available to tourists in London.

Amphibious Water Scooter

Amphibious Water Scooter (1965)

Quirky item showing a man in a bowler hat testing a water scooter on the Thames by Parliament.

Tonight In Britain - Reel 1

Tonight In Britain - Reel 1 (1953)

Documentary about night life in Britain - clubs, cabarets, restaurants, comedy, plays etc. c. 1953

Tonight In Britain - Reel 2

Tonight In Britain - Reel 2 (1953)

Documentary about night life in Britain - clubs, cabarets, restaurants, comedy, plays etc. c. 1953

West End At Night

West End At Night (1970)

Illuminated advertising signs in the West End.

London's Nightworld - Reel 1

London's Nightworld - Reel 1 (1947)

Great documentary showing various evening entertainments available to tourists in London.

Baseball In The Strand

Baseball In The Strand (1918)

Footage of soldiers playing baseball in the Strand, London.

Heat Wave

Heat Wave (1952)

Excessive Summer heat sends London residents out into the open - it sends some a little mad.

Indoor Ski School

Indoor Ski School (1963)

An item about an indoor ski slope near Piccadilly Circus.

Showgirls Bowling

Showgirls Bowling (1962)

The girls from the Windmill Theatre and Murray's Cabaret club practice bowling for a showgirls league.

Ten Pin Bowling

Ten Pin Bowling (1960)

The first British tenpin bowling alley opens at Stamford Hill, North London.

London's Clubs And Cabarets No. 6 - The Anchor Cabaret

London's Clubs And Cabarets No. 6 - The Anchor Cabaret

Fantastic film contrasting working men's entertainment with grander West End cabarets.

Clubs Galore!

Clubs Galore! (1958)

Pathe enquires into the seedier side of London. Pornography, clubs and prostitutes.

London Jazz Club

London Jazz Club (1950)

Excellent footage of teenager dancing to the music of Humphrey Lyttleton and his band.

London Awarded 2012 Olympics

London Awarded 2012 Olympics (2005)