16 Photographs of London Lights at Night

With the skies turning black so early these days, most of us walk home in the under the glow of street lights and neon signs. Here’s a handful of Winter night shots from the Flickr pool. They make me want to sit next to the fire place in a cosy pub with good company and a tasty December drink!

Foggy nightsPhoto: Foggy nights by Paki Nuttah

Brick Lane bar
Photo: Brick Lane Bar by Justin Sneddon

Cannon Street Station
Photo: Canon Street Station by kenjonbro

Surrey Canal Road
Photo: Surrey Canal Road by Andy Worthington

Docklands Blue (Explore #1)
Photo: Docklands by Martin Turner

Lewisham station
Photo: Lewisham Station by Andy Worthington

London Street Portrait
Photo: London Street Portrait by 67Jewels

The sports cage on the route of the Surrey Canal
Photo: The sports cage on the route of the Surrey Canal by Andy Worthington

back of 02 centre, finchley road nw3,  in the rain at dusk, 2012-10-21, 18-05-23
Photo: Finchley Road by Tributory

Superstar window
Photo: Superstar window in Deptford by Andy Worthington

Covent Garden
Photo: Covent Garden by Paki Nuttah

granard house reflected in puddle, bentham road e9, at night, 2012-10-29, 01-12-17
Photo: Granard House in E9 by Tributory

Wall of skips
Photo: Wall of skips on Canal Approach in Deptford by Andy Worthington

Photo: Red by Steve Reed

Warehouse doors
Photo: Warehouse doors in Greenwich by Andy Worthington

The bright side
Photo: The bright side by Paki Nuttah

28 Photographs of Londoners

What a busy week! I’m squeezing this post in because as usual there have been some great contributions to the Flickr pool over the last few days. Then I’m cutting the blog short this week since tomorrow is our office Christmas party and I’m going to another one on Saturday. LLO will be back on Monday so I hope you all have a fantastic weekend ahead!

AlexPhoto: Alex by Dave McGowan

Photo: Composure by Gary Kinsman

Photo: Edita by ming-_-

Fish&Chic_November 2012
Photo by Fish & Chic

I'm Not Mad Really
Photo: I’m not mad really by John Kortland

Photo: Fashion by Steve Reed

Fish&Chic_November 2012
Photo by Fish & Chic

Tate un Zun
Photo: Tate un Zun by Sven Loach

Photo: Untitled by aka Jon Spence

No Cold Comfort
Photo: No cold comfort by John Kortland

Fish&Chic_November 2012
Photo by Fish & Chic

the making of a giant paella
Photo: The making of a giant paella by John Barber

The People of Soho: The Therapist
Photo: Arts Therapy Student Helen in Hollen Street, Soho by Pete Zelewski

One Smoothie Lady
Photo: One smoothie lady by Paki Nuttah

Fish&Chic_November 2012
Photo by Fish & Chic

Sideways Glance
Photo: Sideways glance by John Kortland

Photo: Stranger at the Dalston Boot Fair by Nigel Rumsey

Hot Plate
Photo: Hot plate by John Kortland

Fish&Chic_November 2012
Photo by Fish & Chic

PG Tips Tea Break on Trafalgar Square
hoto: PG Tips tea break on Trafalgar Square by kenjonbro

Smoking, Brick Lane
Photo: Smoking on Brick Lane by Justin Sneddon

The People of Soho: The English Student
Photo: English student and future property mogul Sarah in Meard Street, Soho by Pete Zelewski

Fish&Chic_November 2012
Photo by Fish & Chic

Student Photographers
Photo: Student photographers by kenjonbro

Souped-up in red & pink
Photo: Souped up in red and pink by Patrick Rosalba

stranger # 126
Photo: Tonisha is a film-maker and has a company called U Media films by Stretch1000

Leopard Legs
Photo: Leopard legs by John Kortland

Jasper: Stranger 006/100
Photo: Jasper in Barking and Dagenham by Sheradon Dublin Photographer

See you Monday!

See you Monday!

5 London HDR Photographs from Fred255

Fred255 is a talented London-based HDR photography artist whose work I very much enjoy sharing with you. He’s recently contributed five new pieces to the Flickr pool.

 Street Corner Near the Royal Victoria Dock

Old Part of the London DocksOld part of London docks


Tate ModernTate Modern

London CurvesLondon curves

Happy Friday everyone.
Enjoy your weekend and cheers for continuously coming back to read the blog.
I’ve been enjoying all of your comments lately!

Rugged London: Part 3

Fred255 is becoming a regular contributor to the Flickr pool lately which is great news because I love to share his work. It’s London with a twist, which is always refreshing. So, following on form first Rugged London entry and the second Rugged London entry, here is the third display of Fred’s photography. Text beneath the photos is from Fred.

Trafalgar Tavern

Built on the site of the Old George Inn in the year of Victoria’s ascension in 1837

The Trafalgar Tavern situated on Park Row in Greenwich London really is a little Gem, not just a Public House a place full of history.

It is one of London’s most essential public houses, Charles Dickens and William Gladstone could be seen dining together here, it stands in the Greenwich Maritime World Heritage Site.

The building is late Regency with stunning bay windows and elegant balconies and columns.

Victoria Dock

Victoria Dock

Sunset Under Chelsea Bridge
Sunset under Chelsea Bridge

Luxury Apartments on the Thames

This luxury apartment block was on the River Thames about a 1/4 mile away for where I was standing.
I used a Canon EOS-1D Mark III with EF200mm f/2.8L USM +2.0x. It’s a very subtle HDR.

Looking West Towards Tower Bridge

Looking west toward Tower Bridge, trying out an 85mm prime lens.

London Roof

I did a 14 mile stroll though the old docks. This is the roof of a converted warehouse.

I was lucky, invited up on to a roof garden on an apartment block on the side of the River Thames in Rotherhithe. The really nice lady that invited me up, left me with a grumpy old man who really was not happy with me being up there. I was not up there for as long as I would have liked but I did manage to get this shot.

Rugged Bits of London: Part 2

Since you seemed to enjoy the Rugged Bits of London entry back in April featuring some stunning photography from the talented Fred255, I’ve decided to give you a round two. Fred has been kind enough to contribute a few more unique photos of the rusty, abandoned or derelict areas he captures so well and I’m very pleased to be able to share them with you on LLO. The words below each photo are his as well.


Commerce is a division of trade or production which deals with the exchange of goods and services from producer to final consume.

Here we see an old Thames barge, used for moving and selling goods up and down the Thames. Behind is Canary Wharf.

Canary Wharf is a major business district in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England. Rivalling London’s traditional financial centre, the City of London, Canary Wharf contains many of the United Kingdom’s premier office spaces and tallest buildings.

Tunnel into the New Year

One of the tunnels on the Regents Canal.

3 Ways to Travel

The foot path, the canal and the railway above.

Regents Canal Tow Path

It’s such a shame about the graffiti, but it seems to be everywhere these days.

Modern living (Explored)

The modern appartments with the old cranes outside in Royal Victoria Dock, London.

Battersea Power Station

Probably the most famous derelict building the the UK, if not the world!

Mighty Battersea Cranes

Stothert & Pitt cranes at Battersea Power Station. These beautiful examples of urban decay cranes at the pier of Battersea Power Station were made by Stothert & Pitt Ltd, of Newark Works in Bath. They are listed for preservation and have to be included in any redevelopment plans for the site. So although the sun is going down on them, it will not be for the last time. We hope!

I used a Canon EOS-1D Mark III with EF200mm f/2.8L USM +2.0x , Exposure 1/4000 sec
Aperture f/7.1 Focal Length 400 mm ISO Speed 100


Thanks Fred, for allowing me to show off your fantastic photography.


And another note about photography… have you entered to win the giveaway of your choice of two 8×10 prints yet?