South London

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Stunning Views from the London Eye

This shot was taken from the London Eye in October 2014 during a family visit to the city. Looking south east, and off-centre sits the Park Plaza County Hall Hotel with its chequerboard-like façade. To the right hand side of this in the Reuleaux triangle-shaped building, is its sister: the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel.

The railway tracks to the rear of the hotels lead to the left hand side of the image and Waterloo Station.

In the distance to the left of centre, the tall structure intersecting the horizon is the Strata SE1 Building at Elephant and Castle in Southwark. It is also known as the Razor or Electric Razor on account of its distinctive shape, and in particular the sloping upper portion.

The foreground contains the distinctive tenement buildings of Belvedere Road and Chicheley Street.

The weather that day was mild for the season, and despite the cloud cover in the image, the sky was fairly clear in all other directions. We could see spectacular views far-into the distance and I think that it was the 360 degree view of the city that instantly cured my dislike of heights!

I fell in love with London the moment I arrived, and although we were only there for a few short days, we managed to pack-in a great deal of sight-seeing. I would dearly like to capture some more views of the city from the sky though, and look forward to going back soon…

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3 thoughts on “South London

  1. Ah, I never tire of views of London like this. My visit last year was a work-related one, so I didn’t get to do any sightseeing… and it’s been years since I rode the London Eye. This photo reminds me that I should do it again the next time I get the chance.

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    • The skyline keeps changing, so it probably looks a tiny bit different to when you were last on the Eye. When you come back, you should visit the Shard as well for spectacular views.

      Hopefully your next trip to the UK will be recreational so that you’ll have time to enjoy the sights.

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