Along London's lifeline - 10 views of the Thames

Thursday 06 September 2012

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.

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