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Walk through Westminster to Tower Bridge, London, UK - Photo Gallery

Updated on November 5, 2011
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A markerwestminster station london uk -
Westminster, London SW1A 2, UK
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Starting Point

B markerTower Bridge london -
Tower Bridge, Gainsford St, Camberwell, Greater London SE1 2, UK
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End of walk

C markerThames path london -
Thames Path, Camberwell, Greater London SE1 9, UK
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Thames Path

D markerLondon Eye -
London Eye, Lambeth, Greater London SE1 7, UK
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London Eye

The following pictures are in a sequence which start at westminster tube station (underground/subway) then the London Eye, Walking past Saint Paul's Cathedral, the Thames path and finally arriving at Tower Bridge in London UK.

I had joined a newly formed company at the time and the owner of the place wanted some pictures on the walls and i volunteered to go out and take some pictures to put up in the workplace.

It was a very cloudy day, which is very common in London so I took most of the pictures in black and white and later added some effects using photoshop. This is the first time my pics are going online (eek!).

I came out at Westminster Station where I saw the abbey and the famous big ben which is a nickname of the great bell of the clock. I had to cross the westminster bridge in order to take a picture of the palace and big ben.

While crossing the bridge I saw the famous london double decker bus which was running for the last week before being phased out so i had to take a picture of one of the buses.

Bus

Double Decker
Double Decker | Source

While crossing the westminster bridge I could see the London Eye to my left.

London Eye

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London EyeLondon Eye - Side ViewLondon Eye - Zooming into a capsule
London Eye
London Eye | Source
London Eye - Side View
London Eye - Side View | Source
London Eye - Zooming into a capsule
London Eye - Zooming into a capsule | Source

At the end of the bridge I saw a sculpture of a lion which aligned nicely with the path names...

Routes

Paths to choose from...
Paths to choose from... | Source

I turned back to look at Big Ben once again, but could not get a clear picture so i crossed over to the other side of the road to take the following picture...

Westminster Palace

Westminster Palace
Westminster Palace | Source

I found this fountain nearby. I love abstact type sculptures and designs so had to take a picture.

Fountain

Fountain...
Fountain... | Source

Next I crossed the road once again to start my walk on the Thames path towards the London Eye and saw this amazing Dali sculpture.

Sculpture

Dali Sculpture
Dali Sculpture | Source

After crossing the sculpture i turned back to look at the palace once again and took the following picture. Everytime i see this picture the background looks totally fake, but i can assure you that i took the picture myself and it's all 100% real. :)

Westminster Palace

Westminster Palace
Westminster Palace | Source

I got to the London Eye and was really amazed at the way it was built ... I love watching mechanical objects at work.

London Eye

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London Eye London EyeLondon Eye
London Eye
London Eye | Source
London Eye
London Eye | Source
London Eye
London Eye | Source

Views from the London Eye

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Westminster Palace from the London Eyeview of the Gherkin and other buildingsThames River Big Ben
Westminster Palace from the London Eye
Westminster Palace from the London Eye | Source
view of the Gherkin and other buildings
view of the Gherkin and other buildings | Source
Thames River
Thames River | Source
Big Ben
Big Ben | Source

Mime

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Golden CowboyMud ManMud ManZebra ManZebra ManZebra Man
Golden Cowboy
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Mud Man
Mud Man | Source
Mud Man
Mud Man | Source
Zebra Man
Zebra Man | Source
Zebra Man
Zebra Man | Source
Zebra Man
Zebra Man | Source

Saint Pauls

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Sunshine on Saint Paul's CathedralSaint Paul's Cathedral and the Millenium Bridge
Sunshine on Saint Paul's Cathedral
Sunshine on Saint Paul's Cathedral | Source
Saint Paul's Cathedral and the Millenium Bridge
Saint Paul's Cathedral and the Millenium Bridge | Source

I saw these prints on the tiles in an underpass of a bridge.

Tiles

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Bubbles

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man making huge bubbles and kids loving it.bubble in the sky
man making huge bubbles and kids loving it.
man making huge bubbles and kids loving it. | Source
bubble in the sky
bubble in the sky | Source
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Ruins

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This is an interesting place for me because I saw it in my dream very clearly approximately 5 years before i actually saw it in real life. I recognized it right away but was too busy looking at the place and forgot the name of the location.I guess this is how they used to sentence people to death in the earlier days.
This is an interesting place for me because I saw it in my dream very clearly approximately 5 years before i actually saw it in real life. I recognized it right away but was too busy looking at the place and forgot the name of the location.
This is an interesting place for me because I saw it in my dream very clearly approximately 5 years before i actually saw it in real life. I recognized it right away but was too busy looking at the place and forgot the name of the location. | Source
I guess this is how they used to sentence people to death in the earlier days.
I guess this is how they used to sentence people to death in the earlier days. | Source

Silk Street

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Silk Street - Bed of calm flowing waterSilk Street - A view of Tower BridgeFunny Shaped Building at the end of silk street, near the tower bridge
Silk Street - Bed of calm flowing water
Silk Street - Bed of calm flowing water | Source
Silk Street - A view of Tower Bridge
Silk Street - A view of Tower Bridge | Source
Funny Shaped Building at the end of silk street, near the tower bridge
Funny Shaped Building at the end of silk street, near the tower bridge | Source

Finally

Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge | Source

Once i got to the tower bridge it started getting dark so I called it a day. Definitely a day i will remember for the rest of my life.

I hope you enjoyed the snaps...

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    • Vinaya Ghimire profile image

      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      I have not been to London but someday I want to be there. Beautiful pictures and useful information.

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      Ania L 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      All familiar places but I like thd DAli clock the most as it is least potrayed one from all those fampuse spots. Still I ahve never had a chance to see colorfoul bubbles so you were lucky :)

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      Irfan 5 years ago from Adelaide, Australia

      @Vinaya - Definately a place to see. summer time is the best in london, lots of sunshine.

      @Ania - I thought they would be out there all the time.. i guess i was lucky then. :)

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      Simone Haruko Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

      What a gorgeous Hub, arksys! I took the exact same walk earlier this summer, and it brought back a lot of good memories to enjoy it in photo form again. Thanks for the opportunity, and I love your work! I am looking forward to reading what you publish next :D

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      Irfan 5 years ago from Adelaide, Australia

      thanks Simone, definitely some good memories walking around the area. i'm glad you liked my work. will post more soon. :)

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      rLcasaLme 5 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Very nice pictures. I'd never been to London so many thanks for sharing your walk captures. Is the weather always this dim?

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Everyone talks of visiting London and you brought it to us in your lovely photos. As I looked at them I was amazed at how clear and beautiful they were, one after another! Great job...thanks for sharing with us.

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      Hui (蕙) 5 years ago

      You guide us in a wonderful place for a day with you, and made me feel that it's gonna be a regret if would never have chance to visit there in all life. All of your pictures here are wonderful, and I especially like the last one, so magnificent.

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      Mary Wickison 5 years ago from Brazil

      I have been to London many times but I have never seen it like that. It looks peaceful. I normally am fighting crowds, shopping bags under my arms and cranky kids in tow.

      You have really captured some stunning images and not the usual 'postcard images'. Great angles.

      Great job.

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Absolutely gorgeous photos of London! I love the variety of pieces and places that you captured. Congrats on getting Hub of the Day!

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      geetika iyer 5 years ago from India

      Amazing picture tour of London. I have not yet travelled to London, but this was a treat for my eyes. I am particularly fond of the work of Salvador Dali.

      You have really captured the various moods of the day!

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      girltalksshop 5 years ago

      Very good hub and great photos. Thanks for sharing it with us. : )

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Beautiful photography--thanks much for sharing your work. I think I Silk Street and Views from the Eye best (today anyway, tomorrow I might vote differently--they are all really neat).

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      eliserenee 5 years ago from Chicago

      I love the photos! Great hub, it's been a dream of mine to go to London. Thanks for sharing!

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      Claudia Tello 5 years ago from Mexico

      Nice photoshop effects! My favorite one though is the Mud Man's close up. Congratulations for winning Hub of the Day!

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      SuperDomains 5 years ago from SuperDomains.com - www.SuperDomains.com - Atlanta, GA

      I was born in England. Your pictures took me back there at least for a few moments...precious moments.

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      Irfan 5 years ago from Adelaide, Australia

      wow ... so many comments, thank you all for going through the pics.

      @IT Coach - thanks :)

      @rLcasaLme - yep the winters are very gloomy, but they have the best summers. :)

      @tillsontitan - thanks, i'm glad you liked them. :)

      @Hui - yes it's definitely a place to see ... you should definitely visit if you ever get the chance.

      @Blond Logic - thank you very much ... it was exactly how you described it, busy, busy, busy ... i did have to wait for a while to get the pics i wanted. i'm glad you like them.

      @random creative - thanks, i just checked my email and found out i got hub of the day, with so many comments ... made my day for sure. :)

      @geetika iyer - thanks i'm glad you liked the pics.

      @girltalksshop - thank you. :)

      @RTalloni - thank you very much ... i can never choose my best either ... one day i like one and the next i like another. :)

      @eliserenee - i hope your dream comes true ... glad you loved the photos. :)

      @Claudia Tello - glad you liked the effects, i didn't use photoshop on the mud man's pic. :)

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Congrats on Hub of the Day. You did a beautiful job on this Hub! The photos are wonderful. I'm an "arm chair traveler", and would love to go here. Thanks for sharing this with us.!

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      Liz Elias 5 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Congratulations on Hub of the Day! These are awesome photos--I feel as if I have visited the places myself!

      Voted up, beautiful, interesting and awesome!

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      Irfan 5 years ago from Adelaide, Australia

      @superdomains - glad my pics revived some precious memories. thanks for going through them. :)

      @mary615 - thank you, i'm glad you found the pics wonderful. If you do get the chance to go, then you must. :)

      @DzyMsLizzy - thank you for your comment and for voting up. :)

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      Emma Harvey 5 years ago from Berkshire, UK

      Wow, nice hub. I love London and there are so many places and buildings to see.

      It always fascinates me every time I go - even when I lived there. Your photos are truly amazing. Well done for getting hub of the day.

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 5 years ago from Mason City

      Hi, the pictures are very beautiful and interesting. London looks like a great place to visit!!! Great hub!

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      raakachi 5 years ago from Madurai / Tamilnadu / India

      Very nice! when seen London in B/W photos, i think you had brought back the old London before our eyes. Thanks for sharing! voted as beautiful.

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      Great stuff...hope to see it for myself one day :-)

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      Irfan 5 years ago from Adelaide, Australia

      @Emma Harvey - thank you, yep there are so many places to see in london. Definitely a fascinating place. i lived there for about 3-4 years but still didn't manage to see everything.

      @gali641 - thanks, good to know you liked my pics ... london is definitely a place to visit. :)

      @raakachi - thanks you, i'm glad you enjoyed the photos.

      @mollymeadows - thanks, i'm sure you will see it soon, and you'll love it.

      thank you all for your wonderful comments. :)

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      Rickrideshorses 5 years ago from England

      Cool pictures, I especially like the mimes. Wonder how much the public give them each day. Must we worth their while!

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      swayaminfotech 5 years ago

      Best Image To all

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      Irfan 5 years ago from Adelaide, Australia

      @Rick - thanks ... not sure how much they'd get ... just enough to get by from the amount i've seen.

      @swayaminfotech - thanks. :)

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      molometer 5 years ago

      Nice set of pictures Mansoor,

      BTW The tower that holds the bell Big Ben is St.Stevens Tower.

      You caught the London atmosphere perfectly.

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      Irfan 5 years ago from Adelaide, Australia

      thanks Michael, i didn't know it was called St.Stevens Tower... thanks for that. we learn something new everyday. :)

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Wonderful Photos! Taking such perfect pictures requires talent. I feel as though I just took this lovely walk in London...Up++++

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      Irfan 2 years ago from Adelaide, Australia

      thanks puala ... :)

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