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Tower Bridge at night

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Tower Bridge at night

Hi there,

I'll be going to london in two weeks and I would like to know where is the best/safest place to take photos of Tower Bridge at night.



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1. Re: Tower Bridge at night


Most places around the bridge are safe. Just don't be careless. I suggest approaching from the London Bridge side on the South Bank. You could also try going up the 'Monument' at the north side of London Bridge, and taking photos from there. Perhaps the best place of all would be from a boat. Some services travel under the bridge, so you could photograph from both sides.

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2. Re: Tower Bridge at night

As above, anywhere along the pathway from London Bridge to Tower Bridge and a bit further on the south side of the river will be safe enough. I work very near there and walk along there after dark and there are often quite a few people about.

For the better pictures, you probably want to walk a little east past Tower Bridge. A couple of hundred yards is plenty and there are some great spots to get some decent pictures. If you want to get "the Gherkin" in some of your pictures too, this is the spot to be. Most people take their pictures from outside City Hall - I don't think the eyesore of the Tower Thistle hotel shows up in your pictures from there.

If you e-mail me (where2travel@hotmail.com) I can e-mail you back a picture from each side I have that take if you want to see what it's like.

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3. Re: Tower Bridge at night

Best spot is near City Hall. This is what the shot looks like...


There's a nice little wall to rest your camera on - in case you haven't got a tripod.

Bear in mind that there are often several ugly barges anchored in front of the bridge - no doubt in a calculated attempt to frustrate snappers!

And if you're seeking more nighttime bridge photo opportunities, check out the lovely and much underrated Albert Bridge too...