Visit London Blog » city hall Enjoy the very best of London Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:49:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 London Video of the Week: Sunrise Over London Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:44:42 +0000

Using a GoPro camera attached to a mini-helicopter, photographer Ben Chan has captured London at dawn as the sun rises over the city. Keep your eyes peeled for Tower Bridge, City Hall, the River Thames, the EDF Energy London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

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London Video of the Week: London Timelapse by Mattia Bicchi Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:18:45 +0000

London is a fast-moving city, but time appears to be moving at a supersonic pace in this stunning time-lapse video. Keep your eyes peeled for London’s most famous sights, including City Hall, Covent Garden, The Gherkin, Liverpool Street Station, Millennium Bridge, Battersea Power Station, Piccadilly Circus, Tower Bridge, London Eye, Westminster and Canary Wharf.

Photo & Editing: Mattia Bicchi

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It’s a Boy! Welcome to London, Prince of Cambridge Tue, 23 Jul 2013 07:00:34 +0000 Buckingham Palace has announced the birth of William and Kate’s son at 4.24pm (BST) yesterday.

The royal arrival was announced with a doctor’s certificate placed on an easel at the central gates of Buckingham Palace. The notice announced the delivery of the baby, adding: “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”

Last night, Tower Bridge was lit up with spectacular blue lights in celebration of the little boy’s birth. (You can watch Tower Bridge anytime with our popular webcam.) Other London institutions now sporting a blue hue include the top floor of City Hall, the Trafalgar Square fountains, the BT Tower and the London Eye.

The bells at Westminster Abbey (the church where William and Kate were married) will ring for three hours and 15 minutes today, to mark the royal arrival.

The birth will also be marked with gunfire: 62 shots from the Tower of London, and 41 from Green Park at 2pm today. The Green Park salute will be more spectacular, with horse-drawn guns; but if you want a good view, you’re advised to get down there early. The best place to watch the Tower of London salute will be from Tower Bridge or opposite on the other side of the river at More London, near The Scoop. The Tower of London offers a longer salute, adding 21 to mark the loyalty of the City of London to the newborn.

The child’s official title is His Royal Highness the Prince of Cambridge.

Prince William said the couple “could not be happier”. Kensington Palace said the baby would be named in due course.

For ideas on how to celebrate the royal arrival in London and details of the capital’s royal attractions, take a look at our royal baby page.

And for the little prince or princess in your life, you can purchase some beautiful royal baby merchandise at the webstore.

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Bristol Zoo’s Wow! Gorillas Outside City Hall in London Fri, 16 Sep 2011 14:00:11 +0000

These handsome gorillas arrived outside London’s City Hall today. Part of Bristol Zoo’s Wow! Gorillas project, they’ll be on display until 22 September, before being sold by auction in aid of Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal.

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UEFA Champions League Trophies on Display in London Tue, 17 May 2011 12:39:03 +0000

The UEFA Champions League cups have gone on show outside London’s City Hall.

Both the men’s and women’s trophies are being displayed in the back of a black London taxi. You can see them today and tomorrow from 10am until 7pm.

The cups are on a London-wide tour before heading to Hyde Park for the free UEFA football festival, which opens on Saturday.

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London Photo of the Week: Man Balancing on a Sculpture at More London Sat, 05 Mar 2011 09:00:45 +0000

This week’s photo is a perfect shot of More London with City Hall and Tower Bridge in the background. The photo was taken by Last Rounds.

The sculpture the man is balacing on is one of five giant full stops created by Turner prize nominee artist Fiona Banner. Each full stop is inspired by a different typeface.

What’s your favourite London sculpture? Show us by adding your photos to the Visit London Flickr group.

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Photo of the Week: London Skyline from Vertigo 42 Fri, 23 Oct 2009 13:48:48 +0000 London and the Thames from Vertigo 42 by Sami Susiaho

This week’s photo is a view looking south over HMS Belfast, City Hall and Tower Bridge from Vertigo 42 by Sami Susiaho.

Have you taken any stunning pictures of London? Share them with us in the Visit London Flickr pool.

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