Steeplejack Syd Larkins climbs Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square.
Title reads: "London".
Various shots of steeplejack Syd Larkins preparing to climb Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square. Tilt up Nelson Column to show ropes and ladders etc. L/S of ladder being hauled up side of the Column using pulleys. L/S of crowds at the base of the column. M/S of Larkins climbing Columns. Pan up length of Column showing statue of Admiral Nelson at the top. Intercut with shots of crowd watching. A flock of pigeons swoops low, one bird poos on a young serviceman.