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UNITED KINGDOM - London


Location - Western Europe; Capital - London; Population - 61 million; Currency - Pound Sterling MORE UK - LONDON

I've lived in London on and off since 1993, and have recently taken a bundle of photos for this website.

 

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eng9The London Eye was opened on 31 December 1999 for the Millenium celebrations - London

 

eng200The London Eye makes a full rotation in about 30 minutes - London

Visit the London Eye website here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng201The London Eye is 135 metres high - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng203Each capsule can accommodate up to 25 people - London

 

eng13The National Theatre, part of the South Bank Centre, next to the river Thames - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng14Walking towards the National Film Theatre on the south bank of the Thames, London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2327A colourful baobab tree welcomes visitors to Africa Utopia at the South Bank, a celebration of African music in July 2012 - London

 

eng4051Hedge sculptures formed part of South Bank's Festival of Neighbourhood - London

 

P1040199A few African singing legends at one of the South Bank concerts. In the red top is Angelique Kidjo (Benin), Mory Kante all in white (Guinea) and next to him Baba Maal (Senegal) - London

 

eng11There's many floating nightclubs on the Thames, the one here moored in front of the Hungerford Bridge - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng18The London Bridge, illuminated at night, London. The original London Bridge was moved to Lake Havasu City, Arizona, USA. More info here.

 

eng20The Tower Bridge, London

 

 

eng305The Tower Bridge as seen from the north bank of the Thames - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng316The Tower Bridge was built in the late 19th century - London

 

The Tower Bridge website here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng319The 2 parts of the lifting sections of Tower Bridge are visible here - London

 

eng314A London bus crosses Tower Bridge - what more could you wish for? - London

 

eng1116The Tower of London was built in the 11th century on the orders of William the Conqueror (King William I of England) - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng26As well as being a royal palace, Guy Fawkes, Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Walter Raleigh and Rudolf Hess were imprisoned here.
The Crown Jewels are now stored in the Tower. London

Find out more about the Tower

The Tower of London website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1109The White Tower, the central fortress at the Tower of London, as seen from an archway beneath the Bloody Tower - London

 

eng1106Around 125 people live in the Tower of London, principally those who work there - London

 

eng1115A view of the Tower of London from the banks of the Thames - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng28HMS Belfast is docked near the Tower of London - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng39Walking on the Hungerford Bridge towards Embankment - London

 

eng113The Houses of Parliament contains the House of Commons and House of Lords. It's where the goverment and opposition shout, argue and bicker - London

 

More about the Houses of Parliament

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng40The Clock Tower, popularly known as Big Ben (which is actually the name of the bell) - Houses of Parliament, London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng114The Clock Tower - London

 

 

eng105The National Theatre, London Eye and Houses of Parliament on the south bank of the Thames - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng204The Houses of Parliament from the base of the London Eye - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2345Westminster Bridge, with the Houses of Parliament in the background - London

 

eng56Piccadilly Circus is at the heart of London

 

eng57Night falls on Piccadilly Circus, London

 

eng144Chances are you'll use Piccadilly's Eros statue as a meeting point in London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng145Eros is popular with pigeons - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng152Covent Garden market is busy year round - London

 

eng4037A makeshift beerhall at Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland - London

 

eng4045Winter Wonderland is open for about six weeks around Christmas, and gets bigger and bigger every year. Virtually all the stalls, park rides and even the multi-tier bars are temporary - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng4042Of course! Who would without a singing moose - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng4046A Nordic welcome outside a Winter Wonderland beerhall - London

 

eng4060Spinning the wheel on a Friday night at the British Museum - London

 

eng162The BT Tower, formerly the Post Office Tower and London Telecom Tower - London.
Plans to open a rotating restaurant were quietly ditched recently.

More info here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng94Buckingham Palace, home of the Queen - London

 

 

eng132View of Buckingham Palace from St James's Park, London

 

 

eng133Looking east towards Horse Guards Parade - St James's Park, London

 

The Royal Parks website provides information on St James's Park, Hyde Park and several others

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng127This statue of Achilles forms part of the Wellington Monument in Hyde Park - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng302London's traditional red telephone box

 

 

eng300A dragon statue at Temple Bar, the Strand, marking the boundary of the City of London - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng93The Royal Albert Hall, opened by Queen Victoria in 1871, hosts ballet, opera, concerts, tennis and much more - London

 

eng119The Natural History Museum in South Kensington, London

Visit the Museum's website here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng160Trafalgar Square, with the National Gallery in the background - London

 

 

Website and content Copyright © 2008-2014 Mark Wilkinson. All rights reserved.

 

LINKS

www.visitlondon.com - London's official website

www.timeout.com/london - what to do in London

www.welcometolondon.com

www.londontown.com

www.tfl.gov.uk - info on the Underground (tube), buses etc

www.londonnet.co.uk - London news

www.london.gov.uk - more useful links on this page

www.enjoyengland.com - England tourist board

www.visitbritain.com - Britain's official tourism website

www.eurostar.com - Eurostar train from London to Paris, Brussels and more

 

I am not responsible for the content of external websites.

 

 
 
 
   
 
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