London’s comes alive at night
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.
Here’s what to see in London at night
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 from the London Eye looking down on the Thames
The London city view from the Shard
Walking around the Thames at night
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?
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?
Tip – you’ll find a lot of interesting vantage points walking around the Southbank. If you can find some spots from above, look get more interesting views to capture.
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.
What a fire show on the Thames!
Please do check out my other posts about London below
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 Please do visit the other bloggers participating for this weeks link up.
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