One of my favorite past times is to look at old pictures of London and over the years we’ve amassed quite a collection here at Londontopia. So, we thought it would be fun to put together a massive gallery of old pictures of London to enjoy looking at. […]
Check out these stunning pictures from London’s Evening Standard newspaper that merge old picture of London with the modern day. Such an interesting way to look at history. These astonishing images blend London’s past and present, marking a continuity in one of the world’s fastest changing cities. Source: Past and present: Historic London merges with […]
Check out this stunning photo of the Seven Dials area in London – a special place where seven roads intersect. Trey Ratcliff from Stuck in Customs was able to capture this picture with a drone. Stunning! CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL SIZED VERSION. Source.
A London based artist named Marc Khachfe was awed by the pictures of world cities from the International Space Station. So, he took those images and then created his own works of art, based on real maps and lighting. He’s applied his unique technique to London and the result is simply stunning. About the work: […]
This isn’t really the classic London fog look in a photo – it’s actually London Smog and it was a real problem in the 1950’s until the British Government began cleaning up the air. It makes for a pretty picture, but it caused very real health problems. This photo is of Liverpool St Station in […]
I came across the old black & white picture above of the City of London a few weeks ago and I thought it looked really familiar to me. I went through the pictures I took from our last trip and found this shot of the View from the Shard. It’s almost the same view. […]
The curved sign to Reggiori’s restaurant overlooks the Euston Road, with a hansom cab, two horse drawn buses and a horse drawn tram going about their business. NB to take a trip around the two mainline stations and view the vehicles, architecture and fashions of a bygone age. Source.
We just love this view of Embankment Tube station taken in 1938, the year before The War. Very moody and atmospheric. Source: Getty Images.
The Museum of London Docklands recently released a new series of images that show the history of London’s bridges then & now. It’s a fascinating look back at London’s history contrasted to today. They’ve released the images ahead of a new exhibition launching tomorrow called ‘Bridge’ which will explore the history of London’s bridges. From their […]
Check out this stunning view over London that features some rather dramatic storm clouds. Taken from the View from the Shard by Les Kancir. You can order prints from the artist’s page here.
When I took a tour of the Houses of Parliament last December during my last trip to London, I snapped what I thought was a rather boring picture of Portcullis House (where the offices of MP’s are). But when I looked at the pictures afterwards, I saw that I captured something rather amazing – the […]
We’ve posted about the work of Will Pearson before – he’s done some amazing panoramas of London. He’s back again with a stunning new panorama of the view from the Shard Tower. It cannot be described with any other word than amazing. From his description: The scale of London can only be truly appreciated from […]
The Evening Standard (London’s local newspaper) recently published these beautiful pictures recently take of London at dusk. I love the calming tones in these images! They were taken by photographer Navjot Singh. Enchanting and beautiful in only the way London can be.
Check out one of my favorite shots of the Cutty Sark, taken last December when we visited. The new Cutty Sark museum lifts the ship up onto support struts and allows you to walk below the ship. It’s an amazing sight.
Check out this amazing shot of Heathrow Airport at night taken from 6,000 feet. It’s very beautiful at night! The photo was taken by MPS Helicopters and shared on Twitter. Source here.
Here is a lovely aerial view of London up river towards the West, from above Tower Bridge and the River Thames. It’s a stunning picture that will make a lovely desktop wallpaper. You can spot some of London’s oldest and newest landmarks, including the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the Shard, City Hall and St Paul’s off in […]
The Shard Tower has clearly angered the rain gods! This photo was snapped by a chap at the AIA Worldwide offices in London today when some thunderstorms rolled through London, causing quite a bit of excitement. Very cool! Photo was taken by Michael Hoskinson. Source.
Check out this amazing photo by photographer Stephen Wilkes that shows both a nighttime and daytime view in one picture, seamlessly blended together. It’s London in a way you’ve never seen before. CLICK TO VIEW A LARGER SIZE. You can see more example of this amazing art in a limited run pop-up gallery in London: MEKA […]
Today marks the 69th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day – this is the day that combat officially ended during World War II and is considered the end of the war. In celebration, London burst into a day and night of euphoria as the British people threw off the shackles of wartime austerity and had […]
Check out this lovely photo of Tower Bridge taken at night. I just love the streaks of the bus passing by. This picture would make a great desktop wallpaper. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL SIZED VERSION
When you fly into London’s Heathrow Airport, you don’t really give much thought to the history of the place. It’s a modern and beautiful airport (well, parts of it at least). But did you know that before the airport was built, there was a village there. What was it called? Heathrow! We recently discovered this […]