London Skyline, Greenwich Park and Blackheath Fireworks 2014

The trek up the hill towards The Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park isn’t for the faint hearted. But those who do complete the steep climb will also have their breath taken away by the stunning hilltop view too.

Which has the better view; Greenwich Park or Primrose Hill?

Either way the vantage point from atop Greenwich Park has to be one of the best views in London. Getting a decent photograph can be quite a challenge with it being incredibly busy – no place for tripods and long exposures then.

Or you could wait until after 6pm like I did when there are fewer people. Because the park closes at 6pm, which I found out to my surprise when I was greeted by a police officer as I tried to get out of the gates…

Still, it was well worth it.

London Skyline, Greenwich Park – hilltop view
Greenwich Park – hilltop view
Silhouettes, Greenwich Park – hilltop view
o2 Arena, Greenwich Park – hilltop view

Walking towards the back of the park was the Blackheath Fireworks Display 2014. It’s a massive event which welcomed around 100,000 people last year, and it must have been close to that again this year. It remains one of the few free fireworks displays in London, which is pretty impressive as it was a pretty good event for the whole family.

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They had fairground attractions which allowed me to make my shots a little more unique. I continued to tinker with long exposure and got some shots I’m really pleased with.

Where is your favourite view of London? What fireworks display in London would you recommend? Tell me in the comments section below!

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