Every day until Christmas we will be pointing you in the direction of a London Christmas gift that (with a bit of luck) you won’t already have on your list. Climb up onto our collective lap and we’ll see what we can move from our sack to your stockings…
A high-speed car chase through the bombed-out City. A mini-musical love story set in Belsize Park and Hampstead. James Mason creeping his surreal way around long-vanished London dwellings. Babs Windsor turning heads in Stepney. A post-war chase on the London Underground. Sleaze and striptease in Sixties Soho. Six reasons to buy The London Collection, a boxset of London movies from the 50s and 60s. 423 minutes of Londony goodness.
- Pool of London (1952)
- The Yellow Balloon (1953)
- Sparrows Can’t Sing (1963)
- The Small World of Sammy Lee (1963)
- The London Nobody Knows (1967)
- Les Bicyclettes De Belsize
The box set can be bought from BFI Southbank for around £30, or cheaper on Amazon.
Incidentally, the pack shares its name with a little-known book Londonist put together back in our youth.