"A fin-de-siècle personal portrait of London shot over a period of twelve months, which saw the election of John Major as prime minister, renewed IRA bombings, the 'Black Wednesday' European monetary crisis and the "fall of the house of Windsor".
Neither documentary nor fiction, 'London' is more than either: a chronicle of a year in the life of England's capital through the eyes of Keiller's imaginary protagonist, Robinson, and the unnamed and unseen narrator and relayer of his insights." – BFI's Screenonline
" 'It is a journey to the end of the world,' says the narrator (Paul Scofield) of Patrick Keiller's extraordinary psychogeographical urban odyssey. 'Robinson is on the verge of a breakthrough in his investigations. He says I should come before it is too late.'
The mysterious Robinson, like Keiller's nameless narrator, remains unseen throughout, but among the many things London is about – history, literature, politics, art – are the dreams and ghosts of the city's vanished artists." – Film4