Meet the animals who have shaped London's history in an immersive digital journey narrated by the animals themselves.
It’s hard to imagine a time when animals roamed freely in the city we know today, but Londoners once shared their home with all kinds of animals, whether they were pets, cattle or for entertainment. From exotic beasts imported from all over the world to the humble pigeon, from the majestic lion to pesky fleas, Beasts of London will present a time when the city was once filled with a multitude of animals.
Visitors will begin their journey before the city of London was created, and be guided through to the present day by a variety of animal narrators. Each episode will tell the story of the capital from an animal’s perspective and highlight iconic moments in the city’s history such as the arrival of the Romans and the Plague.
Inspired by objects in the museum’s collection, Beasts of London will be a fully interactive and multi-sensory digital installation that will use video projection mapping to immerse the visitor into the world of animals. The animals are voiced by a host of household names, including Brian Blessed, Pam Ferris, Nish Kumar, Stephen Mangan, Angellica Bell and Joe Pasquale.