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42 glittering photos of London in the rain

Because sometimes a downpour makes things even more beautiful

By Time Out Flickr Photographers |
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Piccadilly Circus
1/43
Photo: Aaron Strutt
On Westminster Bridge
2/43
Photo: V Photography and Art
Tower Bridge
3/43
Photo: Martin Turner
Storm over the docks
4/43
Photo: Tedz Duran
Wet night at Piccadilly Circus
5/43
Photo: Lee
Rainbow over Camden Stables
6/43
Photo: rodwey2004
Poplar DLR station
7/43
Photo: Richard Watkins
Rainbow behind Tower Bridge
8/43
Photo: Martyn II
Camden street food market
9/43
Photo: Simon D
Breaking character
10/43
Photo: John Kortland
National Gallery in the rain
11/43
Photo: Otto Berkeley
Rotations reflected
12/43
Photo: Umbreen Hafeez, Real London Photos
Stranded
13/43
Photo: Kentaro Tsuda
The big storm
14/43
Photo: David Williams
Woman in the rain
15/43
Photo: Michael Goldrei
Storm brewing
16/43
Photo: Martyn II
Should've brought a brolly
17/43
Photo: Dave Pearce
Dark sky
18/43
Photo: JAY-PEGG
Downpour
19/43
Photo: Michael Goldrei
The Red Umbrella
20/43
Photo: Thrashdslr Photography
Golf
21/43
Photo: joba photography
Here it comes
22/43
Photo: Alan Habbick
Canary Wharf
23/43
Photo: John Esslinger
Hainault Station
24/43
Photo: Umbreen Hafeez, Real London Photos
A pint while it passes
25/43
Photo: James Guppy
Rolling in
26/43
Photo: Dave Pearce
Undercover work
27/43
Photo: kenjonbro
Foreshore explorer
28/43
Photo: James Guppy
Gimme shelter
29/43
Photo: Nicky Napkins
River bank glistening
30/43
Photo: Vanda Ralevska
Over Millennium Bridge
31/43
Photo: Vanda Raleveska
Grey, brown and ominous
32/43
Photo: David Henderson
Street life
33/43
Photo: Adam Lister
Got you covered
34/43
Photo: ciccibumm
Gloom and doom
35/43
Photo: Mike T Photography
Pelting it
36/43
Photo: renderdan
I love London, I love rain
37/43
Photo: renderdan
The heavens open
38/43
Photo: Kentaro Tsuda
Fashion Week
39/43
Photo: RobinLDN
After the rain
40/43
Photo: vilartoni
Art imitates life
41/43
Photo: Laura McGregor
Soggy sneakers
42/43
Photo: Michael Baffour
Stalling for time
43/43
Photo: Michael Goldrei

Recent downpours have brought London's summer to a slightly damper than anticipated end, but worry not - the city still has a charm all of its own even when it's cats and dogs outside. Have a flick through the photos above, courtesy of our Flickr community, to see what we mean!

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