Photographs of Tower Bridge

If you asked people around the world to name just one location in London, the chances are it will be Tower Bridge . An iconic location and surely a contender as London’s most recognisable landmark. In this short post I am featuring a few photographs of Tower Bridge, from our London Collection, taken in different conditions.

I have taken photographs of Tower Bridge many, many times. I have watched its lighting change over the years, with different  effects giving the bridge different personalities. The skyline around the Tower Bridge has changed dramatically. The construction of the Shard and now the Walkie Talkie and Cheesegrater buildings have altered the neighbouring landscape beyond recognition.  This photograph shows the skyline today.

Photographs of Tower Bridge and the City Skyline at dusk

Tower Bridge and the City Skyline

The next photograph zooms in on a portion of the skyline.  It shows Tower Bridge and the  Walkie Talkie building viewed from a distance. Like the image above, this shot benefits from long exposure, although at the time it was taken there was little alternative.

Photographs of Tower Bridge and the Walkie Talkie Building

Tower Bridge and the Walkie Talkie Building

The third shot shows the bridge lit in shades of pink, and purple and is one of my personal favourites.

Photographs of Tower Bridge lit in shades of purple and red

Tower Bridge lit in shades of purple and red

The fourth shot was taken against the blue skies of dusk and also features the Tower of London on the other side of the River Thames.

Photographs of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London

Tower Bridge and the Tower of London

The last of my featured photographs of Tower Bridge shows the bridge and HMS Belfast. This shot was taken on a fine dawn morning last summer.

Photographs of Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast at dawn

Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast

If you are visiting London and want to get the best views of the Tower Bridge, take the tube to Tower Hill. Walk down to and onto Tower Bridge, a great vantage point for views of the River Thames. There is  a museum on the bridge. When you have crossed the River Thames  turn West on the Thames Paths and go as far as London Bridge station. This is a great walk which will give you different views of Tower Bridge, the HMS Belfast, City Hall and the London skyline with photo opportunities all along the route.

To see more photos of Tower Bridge visit the online gallery