Discovering London at night time

Discovering London at night time

Discovering London at night time

Discovering London at night-time for Travel Photo Mondays

 

London is a fun and lively city filled with so many attractions and landmarks to visit. Staying up into the late hours brings out a totally different feel but just as lively and colorful throughout the city. It seems like everything just comes alive when the sun sets and the locals get off work and take back the city from the hordes of tourists and day trippers.  Being an adventurer that loves to photograph sunsets into night-time around the city, I struck out to different parts of the city to discover London at its best in the evening hour.

 

Millennium Bridge crossing to St. Paul's Cathedral

Millennium Bridge crossing to St. Paul’s Cathedral

Southbank Area of London

It seems that being on the river around the Southbank is the ideal location to enjoy sunset on the Thames and the many attractions that line this popular area filled with clubs, restaurants, cultural venues and many other hangout spots to enjoy the after hours in this district.

 

View of the London Eye and Big Ben

View of the London Eye and Big Ben

 

View from the London Eye looking down on the Thames

 

Views of the Thames river from the London Eye

Views of the Thames river from the London Eye

The London city view from the Shard

 

Views of the London Bridge from the Shard

Views of the London Bridge from the Shard

Walking along the Thames at night-time is truly magical, most of the monuments and buildings are lit up in these striking colors including the bridges so it is perfect for taking photographs and just enjoying the moment. I loved this image of all the bridges lit up with the Shard lit up in the background, stunning walk don’t you agree?

 

London bridges lit up along the Thames river

London bridges lit up along the Thames river

 

 

I loved this walk on the Millennium bridge heading towards St. Paul’s Cathedral, with its eerie blue underbelly casting a strange and yet cool glow, I slowed down the shutter speed to capture people walking through this fun bridge walkway.  I think I captured energy and vibe of bridge in this photo wouldn’t you agree?

 

Walking through the Millennium bridge to St Paul's Cathedral

Walking through the Millennium bridge to St Paul’s Cathedral

Even the small beaches along the river were filled with light shows – fire twirlers were creating some dramatic performances with fire and it was quite spectacular and unexpected! I’m glad I was also there to witness something unique and impromptu in the Southbank but at the same time visiting an area that is filled with creativity in these gathering spaces.

 

Fire dances along the Thames

Fire dances along the Thames

 

What a fire show on the Thames!

 

Impromptu fire show at Southbank

Impromptu fire show at Southbank

 

Check out some of my other favorite night tours of cities around the world below

 

Touring Krakow at night

Bologna at night

Touring Budapest at night

Las Vegas night scenes

Neon light tour in Las Vegas

Exploring Lyon at night

Walking the streets of Vienna at night

 

Well I really did enjoy exploring London at night especially along the Thames river in the Southbank area. Hope that you enjoyed this Discovering London at night-time tour for Travel Photo Mondays. Please do visit the other bloggers participating for this weeks link up.

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18 Responses to Discovering London at night time

  1. best girls August 16, 2015 at 5:04 am #

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  2. SBOBET May 7, 2015 at 4:54 pm #

    I love this picture, It is really beautiful.

  3. A Cook Not Mad (Nat) April 12, 2015 at 3:06 am #

    I love the way night time gives a city a different look. My favourite photos are of the city with the London Eye on the left and the last one of the fire twirler.

  4. Leslie April 10, 2015 at 9:19 pm #

    Wow, that’s awesome! I’d love to here there, I’ve always wanted to visit & this is why.

  5. Carole Terwilliger Meyers April 8, 2015 at 12:23 pm #

    London is my all-time favorite city. I loved getting a glimpse of it again through your camera lens.

  6. Anita @ No Particular Place To Go April 6, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

    Looks like London could be well be called the “City of lights!” My favorite photo is of the bridge along the Thames river with the lights reflected in the water. Love these photos of a vibrant city!

  7. Suzanne Stavert April 6, 2015 at 1:15 pm #

    London at night might even be prettier than during the day! The view from the London Eye is spectacular isn’t it?

  8. Michele Peterson (A Taste for Travel) April 6, 2015 at 12:28 pm #

    Wow, those photos of the London Eye are incredible! It’s so tough to take night photos – kudos to you for such stellar work!

  9. Suze The Luxury Columnist April 6, 2015 at 10:11 am #

    You’ve definitely done London justice, Noel! I’m lucky to have St Paul’s on my doorstep and it looks as beautiful by day

  10. Suzanne Fluhr April 6, 2015 at 7:19 am #

    Noel, as usual, you have done your subject more than photographic justice. I’m usually tucked away in a hotel somewhere by the time the lights are out in London—especially during the long summer daylight, so I really appreciate the chance to vicariously see the London night through your lens.

  11. Paula McInerney April 5, 2015 at 11:56 pm #

    London is an amazing city, both in the day and at night. Need to go back soon.

  12. Betsy Wuebker | PassingThru April 5, 2015 at 10:29 pm #

    You make night photography look effortless and we all know it’s not. Amazing and beautiful.

  13. Rhonda Albom April 5, 2015 at 4:57 pm #

    Now I want to head back to London just to see her at night. Spectacular. My favorite is the effect of the long exposure on the bridge leading to St. Paul’s.

  14. Bob R April 5, 2015 at 2:25 pm #

    I like the shots from on high. Good timing to come across that fire show, too.

  15. budget jan April 5, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

    Loved how you captured the fire show! I find Night photography is so difficult… Your Millennium Bridge and St Paul photos are a delight.

  16. Kerwin April 5, 2015 at 9:43 am #

    Cool shots!
    London is a beautiful night or day.
    I love the Millennium Bridge shot the best.
    It’s one of my favorite areas of London Noel.

  17. Tam Warner Minton April 5, 2015 at 8:58 am #

    How I love London! Thank you for a night’s view.

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