June Caravel celebrates London street names in song

June Caravel and Violet Hill sign The video includes more than 50 locations across London

A string of London street names have been celebrated in a song by a French singer hoping to raise the city's spirits after the recent riots.

June Caravel has released a video to London Song, which sees her match words in her song with over 50 street names across the capital.

Visit London has chosen it as its video of the week.

Caravel has now challenged Londoners to send pictures of themselves in front of the street signs for a new video.

'Wonderful people'

The song saw Caravel criss-cross London so she could film herself singing the words that corresponded with the street names.

"I was inspired to write the song back in 2010 when I was cycling around Hammersmith," she said. "I stopped at the corner of Down Place and Bridge Avenue. The chorus popped into my head. So I recorded it on my dictaphone. It was at that moment that the idea of writing a song made up of London street names was born."

She recorded the song in June and will include it on an EP which will be released in January.

She is now trying to get Londoners to send their own footage singing in front of the street signs for a second video which will be used for a another edit of the song. A map of the street signs used is available on Caravel's website, and pictures reseived before 15 October will be used in the next video.

"After the recent riots, I really wanted to show another image of London and of Londoners who are truly wonderful people and passionate about their city to give them something to smile about," she said.

The video can be seen on June Caravel's website.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC London

Weather

London

Min. Night 1 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Baby in boxStrange case

    The remarkable appeal of the Finnish baby boxes


  • WW1 gas mask being demonstratedTrench terror

    Did the soldiers of WW1 have an irrational fear of poison gas?


  • Mitt Romney, speaks at the podium as he concedes the presidency during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention 7 November 2012Aura of a loser?

    Mitt Romney looked presidential but could never pull it off


  • A woman holds up a feminist sign.PC virus

    Is liberal speech policing out of control?


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • ReadingBest books

    BBC Culture takes a look at ten books you should read in February

Programmes

  • A car being driven by Cruise Automation technologyClick Watch

    The tech which could allow any car with an automatic gearbox to become self-driving

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.