London Through the Lens

London Through the Lens

Despite spending only one night there, I still somehow managed to walk away with nearly 2,000 London photos! A city I thought would be too similar to the US, well, let’s just say it’s not that similar at all.

I found myself going crazy pointing my camera every which way as we rode through it a top a double-decker bus. I was completely overwhelmed by the amount of potential photography subjects the city was filled with. From architecture, to people, to art, I didn’t know which way I should be pointing my camera.

Revisiting my photos after our trip, I realized what I love about London is its details. It’s so easy to get lost in them– in a good way. Flipping through my photos I noticed details here and there that I’m not even sure I realized were there in person.

With that being said, here’s a look at London through the lens.


Peering through the gates of Buckingham Palace.


Exiting the Mall.


A beautiful summer day in the bustling Trafalgar Square.


All You Need is Love… and maybe London.


Strolling through London’s Chinatown.


Looking past high-class to common life.


View from the real London Bridge.


The Tower Bridge– not London Bridge.


Looking up at the Tower Bridge.


The markable Tower of London.


The Jewel House inside the Tower of London.


Guarding the Crown Jewels.


The Shard almost looks invisible…


Architecture along the Thames dramatically alternates between ancient and futuristic in design.


The London Eye, London’s newest permanent attraction.


The Royal Courts of Justice.


Admiring the finer details of Westminster Abbey.


Outside the ever-busy Westminster Station.


Look who’s peeking through the London Eye.


What’s your favorite thing to photograph in London? Which photo here was your favorite?



  1. August 13, 2014 / 11:32 am

    We love your photographic style. As for us, we loved taking photographs at the Borough Market.

    • Beth Williams
      August 15, 2014 / 12:26 pm

      Gah, we didn’t make it to the Borough Market. Next time for sure, I absolutely love photographing markets!

  2. August 13, 2014 / 9:27 am

    London is the best. This post definitely makes me miss it even more than usual!

    • Beth Williams
      August 15, 2014 / 12:26 pm

      London was seriously such a great city. I can totally see why people want to live there. Such a shame it’s so expensive… :(

  3. August 12, 2014 / 11:11 pm

    I absolutely love your photos, thanks for posting such large versions of them. It’s too bad you were only there for one night but looks like you made the most of your time there!

    • Beth Williams
      August 15, 2014 / 12:30 pm

      We certainly tried our best!

  4. August 12, 2014 / 6:44 pm

    oh wow! Are these all yours?? They are soooo good! nice work

    • Beth Williams
      August 15, 2014 / 12:31 pm

      They are :)
      Thank you! I’m glad you liked them. London is quite the city to photograph!

  5. August 12, 2014 / 3:58 pm

    Can’t believe you did so much in one day! Amazing photos.

    • Beth Williams
      August 15, 2014 / 12:55 pm

      It was exhausting, but worth it!

  6. August 12, 2014 / 11:02 am

    Amazing pictures!! I love them all, it is so nice to see London again, it was one of my favourite places too. Can`t wait to see all of your amazing pictures from Europe and hear about your adventure.

    • Beth Williams
      August 15, 2014 / 12:56 pm

      Thanks Kayla! Europe was amazing, and I really enjoyed London.

    • Beth Williams
      August 15, 2014 / 12:56 pm

      Isn’t London the best?

  7. August 12, 2014 / 3:28 am

    I love the chalk All You Need is…. & I also love the Tower Bridge photo. As I’m sure you know I’m obsessed with that area of London :)

    • Beth Williams
      September 29, 2014 / 3:27 am

      I’m pretty obsessed with all of London after visiting! I need to go back!!

  8. August 12, 2014 / 1:10 am

    Hello! I came across your blog from the post that featured Elena and really enjoy your site! For only spending one night in London, it looks like you sure saw a lot! Beautiful photos – I love the ones you took of the Thames with those gorgeous clouds.

    • Beth Williams
      September 29, 2014 / 3:31 am

      Thanks for commenting Sara! We did get to see a lot in one day luckily, but I need to go back and give London the time it deserves!

  9. August 12, 2014 / 12:55 am

    Beth, your photos are beautiful. You got so many great shots for only being there for a short time. The last one with the London Eye is definitely my favorite!

    • Beth Williams
      September 29, 2014 / 3:32 am

      Thanks Ryan!! I felt like I was running around like crazy trying to get the shots I wanted… I also felt the same about Barcelona! I need to get back to Spain ASAP!

  10. August 12, 2014 / 12:51 am

    2,000 pics in a day??!?! You are crazy. But it paid off because these are beautifull!!

    • Beth Williams
      September 29, 2014 / 3:33 am

      Thanks Jenny!! I find that 2,000 pics per day are pretty standard when I go to gorgeous cities! haha (Barcelona I think was over 2,000!)

    • Beth Williams
      September 29, 2014 / 3:33 am

      Thanks Rachel!! Glad you like them :)