London Eye, Big Ben, Thames River, Covent Garden | Photos of London

The weather couldn’t make it’s mind up on Saturday in London.

One minute it was all blue skies, sunshine and shades, the next I’m blowing my nose and reaching for my jumper and jacket. But it did give me a range of clouds and sky to play with. None more so than the sun playing peek-a-boo behind the cloud whilst walking past the London Eye. I like the darkness of the cloud slowly but surely getting lighter as the sun tries to break through. It is easier to travel county hall and London with coach hire. Simply search for coach hire to London, and you will get a coach to your destination.

Clouds and the London Eye

This photo has a little more blue sky behind the eye – I do love the detail it gives to the ‘spokes’.

County hall and London Eye

If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know I absolutely love taking photos of Big Ben. I’m always looking for new ways to shoot the tower like using a viewfinder. Having failed to find an alternative angle or something to make my shot different, I trudged back up the stairs disappointed, when I noticed the pointy railing on the balustrade. So I got up close and set my aperture as low as possible to blur the points – I just managed to get it dead centre between the two points!

Big Ben

I’ve only noticed you can get to the ‘beach’ area in front of the OXO Tower recently. This has been the first time it hasn’t been raining so I took the opportunity to take some shots.

St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral

I turned this black and white as I thought it emphasised the shadows on the walkway.

Dock walkway, Oxo Tower, London

I’m not sure if this show has been washed up to shore or was left here but it looks like it’s been here for a while.

Lost shoe on the beach

Pigeon and River Thames

Stone dock OXO Tower beach, London

Covent Garden was bustling as always and looked great with a bright blue background.

Covent Garden

Covent Garden

This was my first trip to The British Museum – I had no idea where it was! I was actually here to shoot the inside of the magnificent Great Court, but I just couldn’t get a decent shot. But the sun was still shining and I snapped a shot of the front of the museum complete with fluffy clouds.

British Museum, London

Just off Oxford Street (or there abouts) were these unsual bright blue wooden window shutters that I thought were only reserved for other European cities like Paris. It stood out, even from a distance, and clashes with the rather dull colour of the three surrounding buildings.

Blue window shutters, London

Walking back to Victoria Station, I saw this statue, who I assume is St Peter judging by the street name? I have been unable to find out any information on the internet so if you do know anything, let me know! I like how the blueness of the sky has slightly tinted the adjacent windows.

Great Peter Street statue

Great Peter Street statue

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