Watch 2,000 Years of London's Growth in Seven Minutes

By Gerald Lynch on at

From the Romans through to the Blitz to the hipster invasion of East London, the UK's capital has seen so many wild changes over the centuries that it can be hard to remember times gone past.

Like a city-wide version of Tony Robinson's Time Team, this video from teams at English Heritage, the Museum of London, UCL and the University of Cambridge condenses 2,000 years of London's history and expansion, from Thames-side hovels right up to the sky-tearing metropolis of today. [YouTube]