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8 atmospheric photos of London sunrises

London looks peacefully pretty at daybreak – and the city’s 24-hour transport can get you to these top sunrise spots in time for first light

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Whether you’re still up after a night out or happen to be very good at getting up early – take the night tube or night bus to one of these photogenic places to watch the sun come up.

Hammersmith haze
Alamy Stock Photo/Matthew Bruce

Hammersmith haze

This view of Hammersmith Bridge could almost be mistaken for a countryside shot.

Tube: Hammersmith (District/Circle/Piccadilly/Hammersmith & City line)

Photo: Alamy Stock Photo/Matthew Bruce

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Wheel on the water
Alamy Stock Photo/Adrien Veczan

Wheel on the water

A dramatic Thameside dawn behind the London Eye.

Tube: Waterloo (Jubilee, Northern, Bakerloo, Waterloo & City line)

Photo: Alamy Stock Photo/Adrien Veczan

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Crossing Tower Bridge
Alamy Stock Photo/Mauritius Images GmbH

Crossing Tower Bridge

Now this commute is worth getting up for.

Tube: Tower Hill (District and Circle line)

Photo: Alamy Stock Photo/Mauritius Images GmbH

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View from Primrose Hill
© Lloyd Lane

View from Primrose Hill

A prime vantage point for moody skyline vistas.

Tube: Chalk Farm (Northern line)/Swiss Cottage (Jubilee line)

Photo: © Lloyd Lane

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St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral

One hell of a morning view from across the river.

Tube: St Paul’s (Central line) 

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Foggy Towers
Getty Images/Laura McGregor/EyeEm

Foggy Towers

Out of the London fog, emerges Tower Bridge (with City Hall peeping into the frame there, too).

Tube: London Bridge (Northern, Jubilee line)

Photo: Getty Images/Laura McGregor/EyeEm

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Runner on Millennium Bridge
Getty Images/Grant Faint

Runner on Millennium Bridge

This guy is keen.

Tube: St Paul’s (Central line)

Photo: Getty Images/Grant Faint

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Hounslow glow
David Tett

Hounslow glow

This stretch of Piccadilly line en route to Heathrow offers views with lovely hues.

Tube: Hounslow Central/East/West (Piccadilly line)

Photo: David Tett

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