There is so much I adore about being alive during the night time. I often wonder if my ancestors were hamsters because I, like so many others, simply prefer the world at night time. 

There is far less traffic in London, everything is lit up by the multicoloured glow of manpower, there are no flocks of people and tourists surrounding every building so you can hardly move or breathe. Everything is more open and clear. You can appreciate the majestic and charming beauty of a city like London during the midnight hour.

I decided to take a little tour of London in the dead of night to see how different it was. This city really blows my mind. Here are some of the photos I snapped on my journey.

 

The River Thames, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben in the distance

  
the Embankment, river Thames, London. These lamps were built in the 1860s… I wonder how they were wired once electricity was used?!
 

Awesome colours from London skyscrapers reflecting into the Thames

 

The most photographed building in London, Buckingham Palace and home to the Queen. The flag is up which means she was home and probably sleeping peacefully while 24/7 Police guard the front
    
 
The stunning Horse Guard’s Parade building with the London Eye peeping over in the background

 
5am delivery to a pub in central London
  
 
Downing Street! the home of our Prime Minister which is also guarded at all times. At least the Policemen gave me a smile.

As if these magnificent photos and lack of people and traffic aren’t reason enough to visit London in the middle of the night, the best bit is…. It’s free! There is no £25 tour fee like the open top bus tours, no congestion charges and generally easier to park your car in the middle of the night.
This is true of any big city in the World. Night time is there for a reason other than to sleep.

Highly, highly recommended.

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34 thoughts on “Nocturnal Life in London

  1. Thanks for dropping by my blog; am enjoying yours. London is on my list to see! I was lucky enough to have a short play of mine done there last year by the Blackshaw Theatre, and performed in a pub, The Horse & Stables. Have you heard of either? I got the chance to watch it via Skype and thought the pub and the whole scene was just so enticing. Looking forward to a visit. Cheers, Nelson

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  2. Great pics – you’ve captured the place beautifully.
    Just as an aside, it depends on the flag over the Palace, which denotes the Queen being ‘at home’. The Royal Standard she’s at home – the Union Flag she isn’t – this allows the Union Flag to be lowered to half mast (as for Diana), the Royal Standard is never flown at half mast, because there is always a monarch.

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