Along London's lifeline - 10 views of the Thames

Thursday 06 September 2012
zoocha-admin

Whether it's the view of Tower Bridge from the South Bank or the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben from Westminster Bridge, the backdrops along the River Thames are some of the most instantly recognisable in the world. The Thames was the obvious focal point for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations and a look back through history shows that it has played an essential role in London life for many centuries. As a regular visitor to London I thought I'd share a few of my photos taken along, above and even under the Thames. Many will be instantly familiar, others (such as this first photo) may be unknown even to a few Londoners.

Harrods Depository - west London Harrods Depository - west London

 

View of the City from St Paul's Cathedral View of the City from St Paul's Cathedral

 

Tower Bridge from the Monument Tower Bridge from the Monument

 

Tower Bridge in the 'UP' position Tower Bridge in the 'UP' position

 

The City of London at sunset The City of London at sunset

 

Waterloo Sunset Waterloo Sunset

 

Under the Thames - the Greenwich Foot Tunnel Under the Thames - the Greenwich Foot Tunnel

 

Houses of Parliament from the London Eye at sunset Houses of Parliament from the London Eye at sunset

 

London Eye by night London Eye by night

 

Houses of Parliament by night Houses of Parliament by night

 

This post is written by Andy Jarosz who owns the 501 Places travel blog. All images are copyright of Andy Jarosz and may not be reproduced with his permission.

Latest Blogs

Our ever-so British guide to afternoon tea etiquette

Read more
Our ever-so British guide to afternoon tea etiquette
Our ever-so British guide to afternoon tea etiquette

Top 7 football experiences in Britain

Read more
Two football supporters at a premier league match in Britain.
Top 7 football experiences in Britain

Explore Conwy Castle in 360

Read more
Explore Conwy Castle in 360

Events this weekend: big beats and real-life Winterfell

Read more
Game of Thrones at Castle Ward
Events this weekend: big beats and real-life Winterfell

How to get to the Lake District from Manchester

Read more
How to get to the Lake District from Manchester
How to get to the Lake District from Manchester