We can use this video to help our pupils understand how life was in the past in London, and exploit it so that they can practise using the simple past and the 'used to' form. We can firstly ask them to spot differences in the way people dressed then and what we wear now. Then we could ask them about the transport and the forms used then and what we use nowadays. We can ask them to construct sentences:
In the past people used to wear hats every day and now we don't wear them so often.
In the past the women used to wear long dresses and skirts and nowadays they wear jeans and trousers.
In the past the most common form of transport was horse and cart or walking, and nowadays we use cars.
Watch this video to understand more about the past continuous and past simple: