Photos of London

Although I might have recently given London a bit of a hard time in saying that London was a little bit “grey”, there are few places that offer so many great photo opportunities packed into one.  In fact, it is one of the few places in Europe I really didn’t mind standing elbow to elbow with other tourists trying to get a photo.  From Parliament to Tower Bridge to the Museums, there are a lot of opportunity to get great photos.  Moreover, as a bit of a competitive person, I love the challenge of trying to take familiar sights and give them a different look.

I tried to make my photos of London as varied as possible, but having only 4 days in the city this time around made it a little bit of a challenge.  I hope that these images capture the spirit of the city.

I’d love to hear which is your favourite, so please feel free to mention the title of it in the comments below.

London, England, Red Phone booth

Classic Calls

London, England, Cherry Blossom

London in Bloom

London, England, Green Park, Park

Park Sunset

London, England, Green Park, Park

A Walk in the Park

London, England, BMX, skate park

Show Off

London, England, Backflip

Graffiti Back Flip

London, England, Parliament, Big Ben

Parliament Sky

Big Ben's Lights

London, England, Parliament, Big Ben

Parliament Bridge

London, England, Parliament, Big Ben, London Eye

London Waterfront Scene

It's Cherry Season

London, England, Natural History Museum

Busy Museum Day

London, England, Natural History Museum, HDR

Museum Day HDR

London, England, People, Kids

Best Mates

London, England, Tower Bridge, London Bridge

Now That's a Bridge!

London, Tower Bridge, Tower, bridge, england

Bridge of Lights

London, Tower Bridge, Tower, bridge

Tower Bridge Scene

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  1. Really great photos as always Brendan. I particularly like the park and bridge photos.

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    • Thanks Annette – Parliament Sky was also my favourite photo of London, had a great time shooting that :D

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  2. I lived just south of London for almost a year and always meant to go into the city with my camera just to take pictures. Of course that never happened and I left with a lot of “almost but” snapshots. I loves my keepsake photos but I always wish I had taken the time to, literally, cross the bridge and take a second look. Love the stuffy to street variety of photos you shared.

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    • Julie – I think that if you have a lot of time somewhere you can always say things like “I’ll go and take photos of London tomorrow” but when you don’t have that luxury it forces you to go and shoot. I started doing the photo a day challenge because I wanted to be sure I was taking ever opportunity I could to take pictures.

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  3. Oh you definitely have and my favourite is the park sunset. Arrgh you’re making me so desperate to be back there.

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    • Natasha – I never thought my favourite photos of London would be park shots… but most of them were. I actually have a bunch of shots like this one that I love!

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  4. Wow, these pics are stellar! I’m impressed. I love Parliament Sky, though Museum Day and A Walk in the Park are also blowing me away. I also really like the interesting curves in Bridge of Lights. I really need to learn how to do HDR photography!

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    • Thanks Emily – I’m glad you like them. HDR is tricky, a lot of people use it as a means of cheating the bad light. But for me, it’s only got value if you understand how it works and what lights to use it with. Once you get a grasp on it though, you can get some really cool images.

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  5. I still don’t quite understand not liking London, but you definitely got some great shots! My favorites are the graffiti and the ones with streaming head and tail lights.

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  6. Absolutely beautiful pictures :). Can’t pick a favourite even if I tried – feel like you captured some of the amazing multifaceted sides of London. Made me miss it!

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    • Thanks Nanki, I’m glad you liked the photos of London!

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