This remarkable film brings together and animates thousands of historical records to depict the growth of London over the past two millennia, beginning with the construction of the very first road networks.

Several prominent organizations collaborated on the creation of this seven-minute video, including the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL, English Heritage, the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction at Cambridge University and Museum of London Archaeology.

As you watch, pay special attention to how the Thames River influenced the city's development.