What Not To Miss When Visiting London By Night

London is a magical city at night, with most of the landmarks being illuminated including the London Eye. Here is what not to miss when visiting London by night.

Visiting London By Night. Horse Sculpture, London
Horse Sculpture, London ©MDHarding

Must-visit Attractions When Visiting London By Night

The Shard

The 94-storey glass structure – The Shard stands at 309.7 metres (1,016 ft) high, is the tallest building in the UK. Travel up to the Skydeck to witness the incredible 360-degree views. The View from The Shard opened in 2013 with on open-air observatory deck and viewing gallery on the 72nd floor.

Why not book your ticket to enjoy a sunset and the colourful evening lights from The View from The Shard.

Visiting London By Night. Sunset Top of the Shard, London.
Sunset Top of the Shard, London. ©MDHarding

London Eye

The London Eye, giant Ferris wheel stands on the south bank of the River Thames at 443 feet tall. When it opened in the year 2000, it was the largest standing Ferris wheel. Enjoy seeing London from an exhilarating perspective, standing within one of the 32 capsules. With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, why not celebrate in style with a champagne or chocolate experience on-board the London Eye. 

Visiting London By Night.
London Eye ©MDHarding


Visit London’s department store – Harrod’s, where it once sold a baby elephant that went on to be a gift for President Ronald Regan. The department store is not only beautiful by night but also during the day, with stylish interior design and traditionally during the festive holidays. There is a range of brands and everyday goods to choose from across the seven floors and 330 departments. Don’t miss the Egyptian themed escalator while shopping in Harrods.

Harrods. Visiting London By Night.

Tower Bridge and the River Thames

There is nothing like a nice evening stroll along the banks of the River Thames enjoying the colourful lights. Tower Bridge built between 1886 and 1894 is striking in the evening with its colourful hues. Part of Illuminated River one of the longest ever art installations including 15 bridges along the River Thames, celebrating and capturing the spirit of the Thames and its diverse communities.

Tower Bridge. Visiting London By Night.
Tower Bridge ©MDHarding

Palace of Westminster

One of London’s most iconic buildings – Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Both Houses of Parliament have a combination of over 1000 years of history. Did you know you can enjoy London’s evening lights of the Palace of Westminster and many more iconic landmark buildings onboard the evening bus tour?

Visiting London By Night. Palace of Westminster
Palace of Westminster ©MDHarding

The O2 Arena

The state of the art arena – The O2 is located in Greenwich, has a bowling alley, clubs, cinemas, exhibition spaces, restaurants and bars. Travel over The O2 and the River Thames via the Emirates Air Line and enjoy magnificent views over the east of London.

Visiting London By Night. London O2 Arena
London O2 Arena ©MDHarding

I hope you enjoyed reading what not to miss when visiting London by night. If you did, don’t forget to share. With so much to see and do in London why not extend your stay with some central London accommodation. Happy Travels:) x

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 Michelle has a love of travel and photography, which has currently taken her to six continents. Experiencing other cultures/history and food both independently and while working on-board luxury cruise ships. Discover more about Michelle, her enthusiasm for travel and photography via: www.MDHardingTravelPhotography.com

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