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    Travelling shots of London traffic in 1970.

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    London. A sightseeing tour by car - travelling shots of London streets.

    Front view of an RT type Bus, reg no NLE 829 is travelling along Bayswater Road, travelling through Notting Hill Gate.

    Note the Underground entrance to Notting Hill Gate tube station and the route 27 turning right into Pembridge Road.

    Various scenes showing London taxis (black cabs) and double decker buses weaving their way through ordinary traffic on the streets of London. Filmed from the front of a moving vehicle we see Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park Corner, Kensington (?), Albert Memorial, Kensington High Street, Regent's Park (?), Park Lane (?), C/Us of back of a number 16 bus headed for Neasden, advert on back for "The Tyrant King," Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Eros, Shaftesbury Avenue (?), Leicester Square, Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, the Strand, Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, the cenotaph, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Bridge, River Thames, various inner city streets. People wave at the cameraman so may well have been shot by cameraman on top of a van.

    Policeman is seen briefly, directing traffic. Bus has an advert on the side: "Rove Around with Rovers," - advertising a type of travel ticket. Very high angle shot of Westminster Bridge and Houses of Parliament (from tall building?). Camera follows bus along Embankment - advert on the side is for Ty-Phoo Tea. Another bus has an advertisement for Queen Anne Scotch Whisky. The front of a Shepherd's Bush bus is filmed from a vehicle in front. A Dulwich bound bus is filmed from a vehicle in front. C/U of radiator grill of bus. Has a London Transport plaque on the front of the bus, camera zooms in on the logo. Bank of England. St Paul's Cathedral. Law courts.

    If you recognise any landmarks or streets not mentioned above, please let Pathe know.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    01:41:27:00 / 02:04:33:00
    UN 4543 J

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  1. Unknown user says

    This is 1968, not 1970

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