When I was looking at almost 5000 pictures and videos that we took from our London Trip 2016, I realized that 1/3 of them were taken at night time. So I decided to put some of them in this post as a contrast to my previous post which showed us in our day time walking tour.
London at night time was also beautiful and to our surprise, even though it was very cold, it was also very crowded. These pictures were all taken with our phone camera, Samsung S7 Edge. Although they were not as sharp as if we had taken them with a DSLR camera, but I think they were still okay and presentable in this post, hahaha………….
Once again, prepare to overuse your feet when you explore this city since it’s going to be a long walk from the tube station, and then to the next destination, and back again to the tube station. Sometime I even envied the children who sat down comfortably in the stroller while their parents pushed them, hahaha…………………………the worst part was the first day when we arrived, but after that our feet adapted well to the long walk and it didn’t feel so painful again at the end of the day.
First stop, let’s see Big Ben and London streets at night, then we walk along Thames River, and then we’ll continue walking to see London Eye at night time which of course is very different and colorful than at daytime.
From here, we crossed the street to get a closer look of Big Ben, the we crossed the street again and walked along Thames River.
One thing that you can’t miss when visiting London in winter time is Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. Located in the one of the most famous parks in London, which is Hyde Park, Winter Wonderland is a festive events where the park is transformed into a magical wonderland of winter festivities. The entrance is free but you will have to pay to enjoy the activities.
The nearest tube station would be Knightsbridge or Green Park or Hyde Park Corner
They were an open air ice rink, Magical Ice Kingdom, circus show, ice dancing, Giant Observation Wheel, rides and attractions, Christmas markets, and food and drink to enjoy. For some attractions, you have to buy the tickets online. For more information you can open the website: http://hydeparkwinterwonderland.com/
There were still many things to see, but we were too tired too continue (plus it was very cold), so we went back to the hotel although we still loved to see other things around the park.
We also especially went out at night time to see Tower Bridge. Why did we go to see the Tower Bridge at night? Because the boy really wanted to see the bridge being lifted up. During our trip, Bridge Lift Times was only scheduled on the first day that we arrived, so even though we were super tired, we dragged ourselves down from the bed and changed clothes and had a quick dinner at the nearest KFC, and almost ran to the tube station. The nearest station was Tower Hill, and from Tower Hill, it was still a long walk (again) to Tower Bridge.
To learn more about Tower Bridge lifting times, you can check in this website: http://www.towerbridge.org.uk/lift-times/
It was almost midnight time and finally, it was time to go back to the hotel…………… Tower Hill Station, time to go back……….
And that was all that I have . Mostly, we choose to stay at the hotel at night time because we were very tired. The boy loved to watch the British Channel on TV (no other options, only local channels that were provided by the hotels), and he even downloaded the app to see the movies and shows online. Sadly, the app couldn’t be opened outside UK, so he can’t watch his favorite shows and channels in Singapore.