First Trip To London Day Two Daytime

First Trip To London photographing was on 7th January 2024

This was the Second day of Three days. 

First location Tower Bridge & Horsleydown steps

Tower Bridge is an iconic symbol of London that has withstood the test of time. It was designed and built in the late 19th century to provide a much-needed crossing over the River Thames. The bridge is made up of two towers that are connected by walkways, with a drawbridge in the center that can be raised to allow ships to pass through.

One of the most unique features of Tower Bridge is its stunning Victorian Gothic style. The intricate details on the bridge’s towers and walkways make it a true masterpiece of engineering and architecture.

Visitors to Tower Bridge can enjoy stunning views of the River Thames and the city of London from the walkways. They can also learn more about the history of the bridge at the Tower Bridge Exhibition.

The Bridge also looks amazing at night.

Tower Bridge Horsleydown steps

Views From The Top Of Tower bridge

London Skyline

Welcome to Horsleydown steps, a beautifully charming staircase located in the heart of London! This historic landmark has been a popular spot for tourists and locals alike for over a century. The steps were built in the 18th century and served as a crucial transportation link for the people of Horsleydown, connecting the bustling docks of the Thames with the rest of the city.

Today, Horsleydown steps stands as a testament to London’s rich history and architectural heritage. The steps provide a stunning backdrop for photos and serve as a popular venue for community events and performances. Visitors can expect to be entranced by the stunning views of the city skyline from the top of the steps.

Horsleydown steps
Tower Bridge Horsleydown steps

Second location St Pauls

St. Paul’s Cathedral is one of the most iconic and recognizable landmarks in London, England. Situated at the top of Ludgate Hill, it is a place of worship, a tourist attraction, and a symbol of both London’s history and its resilience in the face of adversity.

The cathedral dates back to the 17th century, when it was designed by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of 1666 destroyed the previous church that stood in its place. Today, visitors can marvel at the stunning architecture, explore the crypts and chapels, and climb the 528 steps to the top of the Golden Gallery for unparalleled views of the city.

St. Paul’s has played a pivotal role in London’s history, from hosting royal weddings and funerals to surviving the Blitz during World War II. It continues to be a place of reflection and contemplation, welcoming visitors from around the world to its impressive dome, intricate mosaics, and ornate decorations.

Whether you are a history buff, an architecture enthusiast, or simply looking for a peaceful place to escape the hustle and bustle of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral is an absolute must-see.

Third location Monument to the Great Fire of London

The Monument to the Great Fire of London, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke, stands tall at 202 feet high in the City of London. It was erected in remembrance of the Great Fire of London in 1666, which engulfed the city and burned for 4 days, destroying over 13,000 homes and devastating the landscape.

The Monument, completed in 1677, features a stone Doric column topped with a golden urn of flames, symbolizing the fire that once ravaged the city. Visitors can climb up the spiral staircase of 311 steps to reach the viewing platform at the top, which offers breathtaking views of London.

Apart from the impressive architecture, the Monument has also played a significant role in London’s development over the centuries. It has been used for various scientific experiments, including pendulum tests by Robert Hooke in the 17th century, and even as a measuring tool for surveyors.

Today, the Monument remains an important landmark and a reminder of London’s resilience in the face of adversity. Its rich history and stunning views make it a must-visit attraction for anyone visiting the city.

Monument to the Great Fire of London

Forth location Lime Street

The Willis Building is an iconic skyscraper located in the heart of the financial district of London. Constructed in 2007, the building stands 125 meters tall and boasts 26 floors of premium office space. It was designed by the world-renowned architects Foster + Partners and is known for its striking modernist design.

The Willis Building is home to numerous blue-chip companies, including world-leading insurance broker Willis Towers Watson, who occupy the majority of the building’s office space. The building offers state-of-the-art facilities in a prime location, with breathtaking views of the city skyline. Tenants can enjoy a host of amenities, including a stylish restaurant and bar, a fully-equipped gym, and a secure bicycle storage facility.

The Willis Building is a testament to the continuing growth and innovation of London as a global financial center. With its modern architecture, premium office space, and prime location, it is the perfect choice for companies looking to establish themselves in the heart of the city.

The Scalpel building, also known as 52-54 Lime Street, is a major addition to the London skyline. It is an iconic new tower that stands tall at 190 meters and boasts 39 stories. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, the scalpel building stands out thanks to its unique shape and profile. Its stunning appearance, sleek lines, and brilliant architecture make it a standout landmark in the city of London.

The scalpel building is located in the heart of the city, making it convenient to reach from anywhere. It is close to Liverpool Street Station and other underground stations, making it a perfect location for businesses.

The building was completed in 2019 and is home to a range of businesses, including insurance firms and banks. The building’s cutting-edge technology makes it an attractive choice for businesses looking for modern office space. The building also features a rooftop terrace offering spectacular views of the city and is home to a restaurant and bar.

Overall, the Scalpel building is a stunning addition to the London skyline and is a testament to the city’s commitment to innovative architecture and design. Its striking appearance and convenient location make it an ideal choice for businesses, tourists, and anyone looking to experience the best of what London has to offer.

Fifth and final location
Horizon 22

Horizon 22 is London’s highest free viewing platform. That’s quite a bold statement but it’s true. To compare, Horizon 22 is 254 metres above ground and, across the water, View From The Shard is 244 metres above ground level. So Horizon 22 wins on highest and cost as it’s completely free to visit

Check out some of the views from the top

The Shard at sunset london