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London On The Ground is now a 'YouTuber'

Updated: May 14, 2023

After buying a new phone, I have discovered the joys (and irritations) of hand-held film-making.

Screenshot of a YouTube 'Short'

I had previously only put one video on the London On The Ground YouTube channel, almost two years ago (about the City of London Festival of Bells, the subject of an early blog post).

I have increased this to nine in recent weeks, including six 'Shorts' (which each last less than a minute). I believe that I can now describe myself as a 'content creator', or 'YouTuber'.

My subject matter is eclectic (some might say it lacks focus). My videos are about anything that grabs my attention as I wonder around London and, so far, even the longer ones haven't been more than six minutes or so.

Topics to date include the Elizabeth Tower after the recent Coronation, a song by Samuel Pepys, a 'magic' phone box in Smithfield Market, the rain at One New Change and a 'helicopter ride' over London (the latter was also included in this blog post).

Below is a recent example of one of my YouTube Shorts. Unlike the screenshot above, this will play the video if you click on it (please play with the sound switched on):

Basically, I am making it up as I go along!

If this kind of stream-of-consciousness might appeal to you, please subscribe to the London On The Ground YouTube channel, which you can find by clicking here. I am unlikely to post more than one video a week (for my sanity's sake), so you won't get inundated with notifications.

My YouTube videos are also on a separate page the London On The Ground website (please click here or choose Videos from the menu above). I will also try to master the technology to ensure that webpage updates whenever I post a new video on YouTube.

If you look at the videos on YouTube, on this website, or on my Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram feeds (please scroll to the bottom of this page for links to my social media accounts), I would love to know what you think. You can add comments directly to the posts, or by email at


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