Some of London’s sights are particularly impressive in darkness, thanks to their superb lighting. And some night views are best seen from a slight distance, so without too much walking we can show you places as far apart as Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. We start with an amazing view of Tower Bridge from London Bridge, before taking you to a little known ‘wow’ rooftop view over London. From there you’ll see a tower built in such a way as to be London’s cleverest advertisement, particularly at night. You’ll also see a huge riverside building which because it’s on a rare non-tourist part of the Thames in central London, is rarely noticed, yet at night its ‘one of the most impressive floodlit buildings to be seen. Throughout the walk we see St Pauls from several angles and explain why all but one view of the great cathedral has not been spoiled by modern building, and tell you the story behind the one exception. We stand on three bridges, crossing one of them, to optimise the great views from them. You’ll see the City’s great skyscrapers, the London Eye and other fine sights from the best spots from which to view them at night.
Start Monument underground station
Finish The middle of Hungerford Bridge (from where you can head to Waterloo, Charing Cross or Embankment stations)
Shorter walk alternative – Finish on Waterloo Bridge