Tower Bridge in London, England
Built in 1894 and often mistakenly called London Bridge, the legendary Tower Bridge is one of London’s most iconic symbols and one of the world’s most famous bridges. Aside from its distinct Victorian Gothic style, an interesting feature of Tower Bridge is that it is a combined suspension and bascule bridge. They just don’t make them like they used to!
We lucked out that cold , crisp January day. The sky was a deep blue, without a cloud in sight. This photo was captured late afternoon, when the sun illuminated the bridge from the west, giving it perfect light and shadows.
Visiting London during the winter gave us a completely different perspective. We expected to experience gray, rainy weather, similar to a Vancouver winter. So you can imagine our pleasant surprise when we received a picture perfect sunny day instead (although 24 hours later a massive snowstorm blanketed the United Kingdom!).
Travel to London is not cheap. In fact, it’s one of the most expensive cities we visited during our travels around Europe. We were fortunate to have stayed with friends during our 4-day trip, but can easily see why it’s recommended to find London vacation rentals for longer trips to England’s first city. Of course that really depends on your budget, itinerary and travel style.
Have you visited London? Do you have any “must see” recommendations?
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