Winter Solstice, London

London, UK, images; December

Winter solstice marks the shortest day and longest night of the year; December 22; (shortly before Christmas).


Snow in London

The London Eye, One of the World’s Most Popular Attractions

London, UK, images; attractions – South Bank

The London Eye at night
The London Eye at Night

The London Eye (Millennium Wheel), the second highest viewing platform in London, offering spectacular panorama sights (on a clear day up to 40 miles). London’s highest vantage point is the Shard.

Address and postcode: The London Eye, Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, London SE1 7PB

Nearest Underground Station: Waterloo Station; other close Underground Stations: Westminster Station, Charing Cross Station and Embankment Station.

Close-up of one of the London Eye’s cabins

Getting here:

Boat connections to/from Festival Pier (for London Eye)

Bus route RV 1 from London Eye to the Tower of London

How long does it take to walk from Victoria Station to the London Eye?

How long does it take to walk from Big Ben/Houses of Parliament to the London Eye?

The London Eye reflected in a puddle opposite the London Aquarium
The London Eye reflected in a puddle opposite the London Aquarium

More facts and photographs:

At 443ft the tallest “ferris wheel” in the world: The London Eye

The London Eye viewed from Westminster Bridge

The London Eye in April

Connections to/from Southwark Underground Station, London, UK

Public transport image: What fare zone is my station?

London, UK, images; public transport – Southwark Underground Station

Southwark Underground Station
Southwark Underground Station

Directions and connections to/from Southwark Underground Station

Jubilee Line: Stratford – West Ham – Canning Town – North Greenwich – Canary Wharf – Canada Water – Bermondsey – London Bridge – Southwark Waterloo – Westminster – Green Park – Bond Street – Baker Street – St John’s Wood – Swiss Cottage – Finchley Road – West Hampstead – Kilburn – Willesden Green – Dollis Hill – Neasden – Wembley Park – Kingsbury – Queensbury – Canons Park – Stanmore

More public transport

Bus route 45 from St Pancras International Station to Brixton

Bus route 100 from Elephant & Castle to Tower Gateway Station

Night buses to/from South East London


Around Southwark

One of the 100 tons guns used on D-Day on display at the Imperial War Museum

Image: Mass times, St George’s Cathedral, Archdiocese of Southwark

Skyscrapers in the vicinity of Southwark Underground Station: The progress of One Blackfriars

Charlwood Street, London SW1P

“City-wide Blitz on fly-tipping” in Westminster

London’s most controversial piece of architecture in the eighties

The “grandfather” of London’s commercial skyscrapers at dawn

London, UK, images; streets – Westminster

Postcode: Charlwood Street, Pimlico, London SW1P


Nearby streets: Lupus Street, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Belgrave Road, St George’s Drive, Moreton Place, Tachbrook Street, Warwick Square

Nearest Underground Station: Pimlico Station 

Bus route 80 from Belmont Prisons to Hackbridge, London, UK

Transport in London: “Cyclists, dismount”

London, UK, images; public transport


Public Transport in London

Underground, Overground, National Rail, bus stops; bus route 80

Bus route 80: Belmont Prisons – Belmont Station – Sutton Hospital – Sutton Station – Sutton Bus Garage – Morden Station – St Helier – Hackbridge, Reynold’s Close (and vice versa)

Impressive art deco buildings in London: Catford Broadway Theatre

Original art deco features: Strand Palace Hotel

Examples of neo-Byzantine architecture in London: Criterion Restaurant

The Rocket, Euston Road, London NW1

London, UK, images; pubs and restaurants – Camden

Address and postcode: The Rocket; 120 Euston Road, London NW1 2AL

Nearest Underground Station: Euston Station

Pubs in London: The Rocket
The Rocket

More pubs and restaurants

Popular pubs in London: The Clarence

Popular pubs in London: The White Swan

Popular pubs in London: The Greencoat Boy

Popular pubs in London: The Three Stags

Popular pubs in London: The Fox and Firkin

Popular pubs in London: Old Bank of England