London England is a city that we’ve always wanted to visit. As Canadians though, it’s quite expensive and we never managed to make the trip. When we signed up for the Mongol Rally, we were so excited to be driving to Mongolia, but we were even more excited to have the chance to spend a week in the city as we made our preparations.

All our lives we’ve seen reference to the famous London Landmarks. They’ve been featured in movies and TV shows, in magazines and even sporting events and commercials. We feel like we know all the London Landmarks intimately, but have never seen them with our own two eyes. And then we finally did. It was a dream come true spending time in London and we took advantage of seeing every place we could. We were those cheesy tourists snapping as many photos as we could and we’re so happy that we did.

We came away from London with amazing memories and photographs and we are thrilled to share a round up of all the London Landmarks that we managed to squeeze in during our time in the city preparing for the Mongol Rally.

London Landmarks in Photos


A different Perspective of a classic London landmark Big Ben


The London Eye is a landmark that defines the cityscape.


The Painted Hall in the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich is a landmark not to be missed


Westminster Abbey. Can you see Will and Kate?


A different look at this landmark: The St Paul’s Cathedral in Black and White


The second largest dome in the world at St. Paul’s Cathedral.


The Monument is a great landmark that gives you a spectacular view of the city.


A Lock of love at the Tower bridge in London.

Do you have a favourite London Landmark?

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    1. davendeb

      I used a combanation of Photomatix Pro for processing and the Nik Software bundle for Noise Reduction. Glad you enjoyed them.

  1. Debbie Beardsley

    Every time I see your pictures it reminds me how much I need to learn about taking awesome photographs! These are pretty spectacular. I especially loved the Painted Hall – beautiful.

    1. davendeb

      Thanks Debbie, that painted hall was pretty beautiful in person. London has some fascinating landmarks and we only just barely scratched the surface.

    1. davendeb

      Hi Thai Tour Guides, I use a Canon 5D MKII it is the HDR processing that give the fantasy feel. Cheers and I’m glad that you like it.

  2. Wakeybluenose

    Wow! these are awesome. I live in London & these make me want to go out and explore. Good work

    1. davendeb

      Hey Wakeybluenose, Thanks for the compliment. That means a lot when someone from the city enjoys the photos. We definitely can’t wait to come back. Cheers!

  3. Marlieke

    Wow, I lreally like them! I’ve seen and made many pictures of the buildings in London, but these are very fascinating.
    My favourite is St. Paul’s in B&W.
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. davendeb

      Thanks Marlieke. We’re looking forward to going back to really explore more of London. 1 week while planning for the Mongol Rally is not enough time.

  4. Bodlagz

    Love that last shot, no pun, does “lock of love” have any meaning. Looks like it could have been taken any time, the only thing which betrays it’s modernity is the padlock.

  5. Cam

    Another great collection Dave!
    Man, I gotta learn HDR processing – really creates originaly pics (though I really like your composition and creative angles too – especially the last one and the Eye)

  6. Mack Reynolds

    these are some really great photos. i love what you did (or appeared to do) with the sky. it looks so gray and fluffy. i really love the colors in all of these, and how some of the stuff is blurry, but not too blurry. good job.

  7. Charu

    I am trying to learn HDR but using simple Light Room post processing techniques on current photos. I find if you don’t know how to post process correctly the photos come out weird–you guys really know your HDR techniques. How many levels of bracketing do you use?

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  9. Matt

    Love the tones in the sky, could use the “Big Ben” photo as a state of the nation photo with the current recession issues. London is a place I have often worked but never spent any spare time in. One of the things I want to correct when I go to the UK in November.

    1. davendeb

      Hi Matt, thanks for the feedback. Hope you have a great time revisiting London in November. It’s always more fun being a tourist than being in a city for work for sure!

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  12. Jade

    Wow! These photos literally take my breath away! The coloring, light and wide angle – especially on the Big Ben and St. Paul’s photos – is absolutely gorgeous. You have a great artistic eye!

    1. debndave Post author

      Thank you very much Jade. I was very inspired photographing London and I am so glad that the photos turned out as I hoped they would.

    1. debndave Post author

      Thanks !Can. We want to go back again too. You need a lot more time than a week in London and we barely scratched the surface.

      1. !Can

        A week is simple not enough, but that is probably with every capital on the planet.
        Btw, you pictures are great, you have unique style.

    1. debndave Post author

      Thanks 50+, I hope that they didn’t depress you too much, and instead inspired you go get yourself to London:)

  13. Chris

    Do you use Photo shop after you are done in Photomatix? Found a great 3 page free tutorial and was all excited until I got to page 3 and everything went over my head. Even the basics of digital are a struggle for me.

    1. debndave Post author

      Hi Chris, Sorry we missed this question. Yes, we do use photo shop after Photomatix. For noise reduction and sharpness. Keep going with the HDR, you’ll love it.

  14. Garrett

    Oooh, gotta say the last one is my favorite – the foreground/background contrast is intense.

    You guys are getting good (and by good, I mean fantastic)!

    1. debndave Post author

      What question did you ask Chris? We normally respond and may have missed it. We have a lot of comments come through each day on several different and sometimes miss a few. Sorry that we missed yours.

    1. debndave Post author

      Hi Maria, Glad you enjoyed the photos and thanks for the compliment on the HDR Processing. Currently I am using Photomatix pro with other processing, including NR, done in Photoshop with Nik EFex.

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