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“Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red”
"Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red"

As Remembrance Sunday approaches, here’s one of my shots from the Tower of London last week of the amazing “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper. 888,246 ceramic poppies, each representing a British fatality during the First World War and marking one hundred years […]

Start of Summer Promotion!
Start of Summer Promotion!

Summer is here in London! We’re celebrating at www.London-Prints.com by offering 20% off the cost of Prints, Posters, Canvas Prints… in fact everything! Just use the voucher SAVEJUNE14 at the checkout during the month of June.

London’s ever-changing skyline
London's ever-changing skyline

From a photographer’s point of view, it’s always exciting when a new building is completed. This time, the excitement is tinged by a little sadness, as the new Cheese Grater (on the right, otherwise known by its nickname, The Leadenhall Building) now obscures the wonderful outline of the Gherkin from this angle. This and more […]

Here comes the sun!
Here comes the sun!

The weather’s improving, so no excuse to be shooting anywhere else than London! Stay tuned! This image is available to license from Getty Images. Please Click Here!

Great Britain – 1 Brazil – 0
Great Britain - 1 Brazil - 0

London Olympics 2012 Women’s Football First Round Group E Wembley Stadium – Day 4: Tuesday, July 31 Amazing atmosphere in a packed stadium… and the right result! Great Britain 1 Brazil 0  

Aliens Invade London!
Aliens Invade London!

(well, the alternative title was  “More Shardy-Olympicy Goodness!”) This was the scene last night, as The Shard was quietly ushered out into polite society like a blushing girl at a debutantes’ ball… Not. More like a scene from Dr. Who, which is what all the people, who were crowding the river banks by 10pm, came […]

New London Skyline
New London Skyline

Finally, Renzo Piano’s Shard has been topped-out and almost looks complete, at least from some angles. I think it’s a striking addition to the London Skyline and certainly improves the view of Tower Bridge, distracting the eye away from the ugly Guy’s Hospital building. This was taken at sunset on a very hot summer’s day. […]

Down the Tubes
Down the Tubes

Sorry, but I couldn’t resist the pun. This was taken in the gorgeous blue tunnels of Embankment Underground Station. We pass through these areas so often, but rarely appreciate their abstract nature. See more from this shoot at my www.London-Prints.com website.  

London 2012 Olympics – One Year to Go #2
London 2012 Olympics - One Year to Go #2

The Royal Park in Greenwich will be the site of the Equestrian Events of the London 2012 Olympics. This was the scene earlier this month for the London Olympic 2012 Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon Test Event, with the National Maritime Museum and Canary Wharf beyond. It at least gives you an idea of how things […]

London 2012 Olympics – One Year to Go #1
London 2012 Olympics - One Year to Go #1

We can finally count the time until the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games in days, not years. While the main site is still difficult to access and not so pretty due to ongoing construction, we’re getting an idea of how everything will look once finished. Here’s a detail from the Olympic Stadium. […]

London Business Shuns Vulgar Displays of Wealth
London Business Shuns Vulgar Displays of Wealth

I guess these guys in London’s Canary Wharf yesterday hadn’t got the memo! As one of a pair of luxury yachts at the quay, they stood out as the only vessels in sight. But does the Champagne really taste better aboard one of these, rather than out of a plastic mug in a rowing boat? […]

Wedding Day!
Wedding Day!

Prince William and the newly titled Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge after their wedding. It was a wonderful day, with a great atmosphere and happy crowds from the UK and further afield. This image and more is available as Prints, Canvas Prints and Posters at www.London-Prints.com.

Party Decorations
Party Decorations

One week from the Royal Wedding of Kate and William and London is in party mood. This was the scene on Regent Street yesterday. The sun was out and the crowds were enjoying the decorations. UPDATE – More Royal Wedding decorations pictures as Canvas Prints and Posters are now available at www.London-Prints.com. Click here for […]

London Cuisine
London Cuisine

Visiting another country is about more than just sightseeing. So much of a country’s culture is about the food. Here is a variation of the much maligned (and much enjoyed!) Full English Breakfast. I’m happy to say, I did manage to eat most of it, washed down with that mug of tea! So should I […]

Spring has Sprung in London
Spring has Sprung in London

Buckingham Palace, resplendent in Spring flowers. Of course, this will be a dull show in comparison to the decorations for the Royal Wedding of Kate and William, taking place in just five weeks, on the 29th April 2011. If you’d like to purchase a Canvas Print or Poster of this image, please click here for […]

Sunset behind Big Ben
Sunset behind Big Ben

One of the classic views of London… clear sky at sunset. Even more stunning at the beginning of Spring, after the dark days of Winter.

Nothing stays the same
Nothing stays the same

I’m always amazed at how the skyline of The City changes so quickly. St. Paul’s Cathedral, on the left, is probably the oldest building in the photograph. Looking to the right, the first of the tallest buildings is the almost complete Heron Tower. To the top of its spire, it is now the tallest building […]

Autumnal Sun
Autumnal Sun

With sun dappling the fallen leaves, this has to be the prettiest time of year in Hyde Park.

The leaves have turned
The leaves have turned

All around the parks of London, the leaves are now turning, Autumn is in full swing. I even watched one of Green Park’s self-assured squirrels dragging arm-fulls of leaves to its Winter hideaway, half way up one of the trees in the photograph.

The first leaves are turning
The first leaves are turning

I was shooting the Changing of the Guard today, but perhaps more interesting was the fact that the leaves are starting to turn in St. James’ Park. This Autumn is expected to be particularly colourful, though while there are deckchairs out, I’ll carry on fooling myself it’s summer!

Now on Twitter and Facebook
Now on Twitter and Facebook

Yes, I’ve taken the leap and am now Twittering. If you prefer Twitter to checking-in here or RSS feeds then follow my updates at http://twitter.com/LondonPrints What about Facebook? Well, try the London Picture Project page here. Of course, you can always share this page using the button below.

City Hall’s Helical Staircase
City Hall's Helical Staircase

The Spiral Staircase at London’s City Hall. The structure delights the eye and boggles the mind. From every angle, there’s another pleasing intersection of curves and lines. This image is one of my favourites, from probably a record number to be shot at such a small location.

Raindrops keep falling on my lens…
Raindrops keep falling on my lens...

This is the first of what I hoped would be a great themed group of Rain in London. Of course, since I shot this, not enough rain has fallen for people to up their umbrellas. The joy of travel photography… never quite the right weather! NEW – This image is now available to License at […]

Flying Saucer Spotted in Financial District!
Flying Saucer Spotted in Financial District!

No… No… wait, it’s just the entrance to the Canary Wharf Jubilee Line Underground Station. Phew! NEW! Available as a Print or Poster at www.London-Prints.com