Hidden London DVD

Hidden London is a collection of five short films celebrating the history and character of the London that most people don’t see.

The DVD is for sale in Par Ici in Twickenham or from this site – click on the ‘buy now’ button below.

Eel Pie and Blues – Eel Pie Island, in the Thames at Twickenham, has an amazing history, of flood, fire and fabulous music.  Most famous during the 1950’s and 60’s when the island hosted gigs by the top jazz and blues bands of the day, including the Rolling Stones.  This film explores that history with the people who were there.  It also features music from Ken Colyer’s Jazzmen, recorded live on the island in 1957. (30 mins).

Bluston’s – Time stands still in this delightful ladieswear shop on the Kentish Town Road.  Now a listed building, Blustons is the only shop of it’s kind left in London.  Michael and his assistant Barbara share with us a day in the life of Blustons. (10 mins)

A Different World – A portrait of Colin Cook and his life as a Senior Clerk in London’s arcane Inns of Court.  As barristers head to the House of Commons in all their legal finery to ‘take silk’, Colin discusses his rise from black teenage outsider to pillar of the establishment. (10 mins)

Wilton’s Music Hall – Truly one of a kind, Wilton’s Music Hall is the oldest grand music hall in the world – and among the last to survive.  Established in 1859 it entertained 1,500 people a night for nearly 30 years.  Now the music has returned to Wilton’s amidst the crumbling glamour of a bygone era. (10 mins)

Hampton Pool – Open air lidos have been disappearing from the capital, but in Hampton Hill in South West London the locals were determined to keep their little slice of the good life.  This film celebrates their achievement and looks back over 90 years of healthy activity. (10 mins)

Copies of this film are available on DVD, payments made through PayPal.   Price is £8.99 + postage and packing £2.00.  Please note the DVDs are PAL format, so if you are not in the UK, please check your player will play the DVD.  The DVDs should play on all computers.

Hidden London

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