We finally had a clearer sky in our 3rd day morning in London. Though sunshine was only intermittent, it was enough to make us excited, far better than the cloudy and rainy weather on our 1st and 2nd day in London. I didn’t wake up as early as the 1st morning, but still able to had some breakfast at our Smart Russel Hostel, before kicking start our 3rd day sight-seeing tour in London city.
These are some of the London streets view I snapped along our way to King’s Cross underground station.
Without raining and some sunlight, London had become so attractive and adorable!
These are another few sample photos shot with the fantastic Tamron SP10-24mm Ultra Wide Angle lens. It is absolutely a ‘must have’ lens for capturing buildings and landscapes!
With its wide and flexible focus range, Tamron SP10-24mm is also capable of capturing sections of building with pin point sharpness.
We walked the same way as we did on 2nd day to the same King’s Cross station to buy a One-Day travel card for £5.60. We adjusted our original itinerary on our 3rd day to visit a few of other travel sites in London. They should have been covered on the 2nd day, but due to the rainy and cloudy weather, I decided to spend more time in shopping on 2nd day and save for a clearer sky and brighter sun on 3rd day to visit those important landmarks of London. Great photos are all about having good ambient lighting or sunlight. So I swapped our travel itinerary to get better sunlight for those important travel icons in London.
Link tunnel between St. Pancras Station and King’s Cross underground station.
A view at the station platform. By taking the Victoria line underground train, we arrived at Westminster station. This is a popular stop as from there, tourists could go to various travel sites around the Westminster area, such as Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, London Eye and so on…
The Big Ben. Or actually a big clock tower annex t o the Parliament building of London and England. You can’t leave London without seeing it by your naked eyes.
A big disappointment when I saw scaffolding and sheets are covering one side of the Parliament building. I couldn’t capture the postcard-like view of the scene.
There is a tourist walking direction post standing at the bank of River Thames, opposite Big Ben. It clearly indicate which way should tourists follow to some of the famous spots, including Westminster Abbey, London Aquarium, Imperial War Museum, Whitehall and Thames Path along River Thames.
Since here is the famous travelers spot, you can spot ladies (or rather spotted by them) trying to sell you a tiny flower bouquet.
This is what I mean by tiny. My friend paid £1 for it and I made full use of it to snap a photo with Westminster and Big Ben in background.
Standing at the bank of River Thames beside Big Ben and looking out you will find a river cruise pier and giant ferris wheel across the river.
The river cruise pier is where you could hop-on-hop-off a boat to cruise down the River Thames for a London sightseeing boat tour. It costs £8 for single trip or £13 for hop-on-hop off all day. The ferris wheel is the Millennium wheel of London called the London Eye which will cost £18.9 for a ride.
You can also hop-on-hop off these sightseeing big double decker bus.
The bright sun came out and gone off for a very short time. Weather in London is as unpredictable as the woman temper! When the sun came, I had to utilize it to the full by taking as much photos as possible.
We walked across the Westminster Bridge in front of Big Ben to the other side of River Thames.
Tourists could step down to the tourists path to the best viewing spot for Big Ben and the Parliament building.
And it was where I shot one of my favourite photo in London as above. But could you spot the dark cloud in the background? Those dark clouds were moving towards us…
Shortly after that, it rained!
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We ran into an entertainment mall until the rain stopped. We walked to the Waterloo Station to take a bus to Tower Bridge. Full story coming out next! – Travel Feeder, your ultimate travel photo blog.