Sound actions by category: Officialdom
Sound action recordings are of sounds designed to affect people, including situations where many make sounds together towards a common goal. Often they're of voices, but they also include sirens, bells, fireworks and more.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT ANNOUNCEMENTS
193 steps Covent Garden Station announcer's voice warns of the 193 steps to climb at Covent Garden tube station.
Bank lift voice Recorded voice and beeps in a lift at Bank Underground station, City of London.
Bus conductor Strand One of London's few remaining bus conductors calls out placenames at stops along the Strand.
Mind the gap 'Mind the gap' announcements at Monument Underground station
Surbiton to Waterloo All the announcements on a train from Surbiton to Waterloo edited together.
Universal London bus voice Passing over Waterloo Bridge, the pre-recorded voice that appears on nearly every London bus.
OTHER RECORDED ANNOUNCEMENTS
Argos queue Automated queueing system tells Argos store customers when to collect their goods.
Big Ben 11am Big Ben chimes 11 o'clock on a Saturday morning.
Broadmoor siren test Test of a siren forming part of the Broadmoor maximum security hospital warning system.
Burglar alarm Brixton A rusty, dented burglar alarm makes a racket in Coldharbour Lane, Brixton.
Coryton refinery siren An eerie siren at the Coryton oil refinery near Canvey Island sounds at 25-second intervals.
East Tilbury buoy Wash from a passing motorboat makes the bell toll on a buoy near East Tilbury.
Heathrow alarms Deep in Terminal 4 of Heathrow Airport confusion reigns when fire alarms go off by mistake.
Leicester Square carillon Leciester Square's old Swiss Centre carillon or glockenspiel clock sounds at 6pm on a Saturday evening.
Mounted police whistle A mounted policemen blows a whistle as he rides ahead of a military band marching along the Mall.
Noon bell Pinner The church bell of St John the Baptist, Pinner, strikes noon on a Sunday.
Police training sirens Police sirens with different tones sound intermittently at a police training establishment.
St Pauls bells The bells of St Paul's Cathedral sound at 1:00pm, recorded from the garden adjacent to the south entrance.
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