A unique fly-through of life in 17th century London

A group of students has turned an old map from the British Library into a realistic 3D animation of 17th Century London.

The students, from De Montford University in Leicester, picked up first prize in the 'Off The Map' competition for their fly-through of London as it looked before the Great Fire of 1666.

The team impressed judges with attention to detail and tightly packed streets. Some of the buildings are hypothetical, but all streets are based on original maps around Pudding Lane. The main animation begins after 50 seconds.

You can visit the students' blog by clicking here