London by Night

LONDON, United Kingdom — Like others of the world’s great cities, London really sparkles at night and dusk, making for some beautiful photo opportunities.

English Telephone Box at Trafalgar Square at night
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These days, the streets of downtown London at night are a far cry of the days of dim, flickering street lamps fueled by whale blubber and Jack the Ripper lurking in the foggy shadows.

Like other of the world’s great cities, London really comes alive at night. It’s one of my favorite cities for night-time ambling, not to mention night photography.

Tower Bridge in London at Dusk
Tower Bridge. It looks like it should be the London Bridge from the nursery rhyme, with its castle-like towers, but London Bridge is actually a little further down the Thames. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
English Telephone Box at Trafalgar Square at night
Trafalgar Square. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
British House of Parliament reflection at night
Westminster Palace and the Houses of Parliament. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
London Eye at dusk
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Piccadilly Circus at night
Piccadilly Circus, with an entrance to the Tube (London Underground). Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Westminster Bridge and Thames at Dusk
Westminster Bridge. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Thames and St Paul's Cathedral at Dusk. London, United Kingdom
Millennium Bridge, with the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral in the distance. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
View of London Skyline at Dusk from Tower Bridge
From Tower Bridge, with The Shard at left in the distance. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
St Paul's Cathedral through Restaurant Window
The dome of St Paul’s Cathedral reflected in a brasserie’s glass window. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
London Underground sign at night
Piccadilly Circus. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
English Telephone Box at National Gallery at night
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Westminster Bridge at dusk
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Tower Bridge in London at Dusk
Tower Bridge. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Golden Jubilee Bridges.
Golden Jubilee Bridges. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
London Eye at Dusk 169-2153172666
London Eye. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
London Underground sign at night
One of the traditional signs over a Tube station entrance, this one at Piccadilly Circus. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Embankment Bridge
Golden Jubilee Bridges. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
The National Gallery at night
The National Gallery on Trafalgar Square. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
British House of Parliament close-up at night
The Houses of Parliament at Westminster Palace. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Palace of Westminster and Street Light at Dusk 169-2148592644
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
St Paul's Cathedral at Night
St Pau’s Cathedral from Sermon’s Lane. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel

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