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23 brilliant pictures of London's lights by Nicola Ferrara

23 brilliant pictures of London's lights by Nicola Ferrara

Italian street photographer Nicola Ferrari is a pro at capturing London's amazing light displays. He specialises in after-hours shots, waiting for passers by to collide with prominent landmarks to create perfectly timed shots.

42 glittering photos of London in the rain
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42 glittering photos of London in the rain

Because sometimes a downpour makes things even more beautiful

36 peaceful pictures of London in the snow
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36 peaceful pictures of London in the snow

Everything's gonna be all white.

21 colourful pictures of Chinese New Year 2015
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21 colourful pictures of Chinese New Year 2015

The streets of Chinatown were filled with bright lanterns and bold costumes on Saturday, as Londoners celebrated Chinese New Year. See our favourite pictures of the event in the round-up below - and when you’re finished, take a look at some cute pictures of sheep and goats in London.

52 vintage photos of Underground life by Bob Mazzer
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52 vintage photos of Underground life by Bob Mazzer

The photographer's work reveals a nostalgia-stirring portrait of London life in the '70s and '80s

35 spooky photos of London
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35 spooky photos of London

Halloween is on the horizon and we've rounded up some of the creepiest shots of London, taken by the Time Out Flickr community, to get you into the spooky spirit. From scary skeletons and gothic architecture to eerie fog and creepy camera wizardry, they're all treats and no tricks.

41 beautiful photos of the London Underground
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41 beautiful photos of the London Underground

It might seem like hell's own labyrinth on weekday mornings but the London Underground is actually pretty lush when there's no annoying commuters around. From retro wall tiles to futuristic escalators, it's a photographer's dream. Check out the pictures above, courtesy of our Flickr community, to see what we mean!

16 of the weirdest properties advertised in London
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16 of the weirdest properties advertised in London

From awesome, to awkward, to legally prohibited

48 gorgeous photos of London from Umbreen Hafeez
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48 gorgeous photos of London from Umbreen Hafeez

A love letter to the city - and the river that runs through it

25 moody photos of stormy London
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25 moody photos of stormy London

There's nothing more electric than London before a storm. While most of us dash indoors as soon as we spot a flash of lightning, there are some superhumans who'll stay outside long enough to capture the murky skies on camera. Check out the pictures above, courtesy of our Flickr and Twitter communities to see what we mean!

40 powerful pictures of the Tower of London poppies
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40 powerful pictures of the Tower of London poppies

Remembrance Day is on the horizon, and one of this year's most powerful tributes to fallen soldiers is installation 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' at the Tower of London. Crowds of photographers have headed to the London landmark since it launched back in August to witness the Tower’s moat slowly fill up with 888,246 ceramic poppies designed by artist Paul Cummins. See some of our favourite photos from the Time Out Flickrcommunity in our round-up above.

37 beautifully contorted photos of London from Lisa Wormsley
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37 beautifully contorted photos of London from Lisa Wormsley

The photographer: 'I grew up in Clapham Common, moved around a bit. I now live in Brighton and Kilburn. At times, photography has been my only day job, but I’m not trying to make a living from it anymore. What’s happening is wonderful, we’re all taking pictures, camera phone technology is massively improving, and so are people’s photo taking skills. When people start to enjoy what they do and find a creative outlet, that’s got to be good for humanity, hasn’t it? 'The setup: 'I’ve got two digital SLRs. One of them is a Sony A77, which isn’t good for music photography, but is brilliant for street photography and events. I have loads of film cameras: SLRs, a TLR, compacts, rangefinders, toy cameras. I get most use out of the Olympus OM20, it’s very straight forward, lightweight, and I have quite a few lenses for it. I edit in Camera RAW (in Adobe Bridge), it’s usually all I need and is more intuitive than Lightroom. I construct composites (joiners) in InDesign.' The work: 'Shooting for myself means hanging out with my best friend, and loitering around industrial areas. I look at form and colour, and repetition of either. The best times of day are usually sunrise and sunset because of the lovely pinks and reds. But the harsh high noon sun in the middle of summer is great for contrast and makes everything look severe. It's also good for flashing subjects against the sun for a bit of a hyper-real effect.'Love these photos? Check out Lisa's work on Flickr and Tumblr.

29 gloomy photos of London from Arron Strutt
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29 gloomy photos of London from Arron Strutt

The photographer: 'I'm 21 and a born-and-bred west Londoner. I've always liked photography but didn't start pursuing it until I was 19. I'm self-taught and I'm currently saving up for a new camera.' The setup: 'I use a Nikon D3100 with a 18-55mm lens kit. The camera is perfect for an entry level enthusiast. For all of my work I use Lightroom and for stitching panoramic photos together I go to Photoshop.' The work: 'Throughout my work there are many photos with reflections. I tend to go out when London has just had a downpour of rain. I can easily be out for 5-10 hours shooting and might have not even got the shot that I wanted. I prefer to shoot alone so I don't have to leave when the other people do! ' Love these photos? Find more from Arron on Facebook and Flickr.

35 lively photos of London from Sara Melhuish
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35 lively photos of London from Sara Melhuish

The photographer: 'I'm 41 and originally from Sweden. I moved to London in 1995 for what I thought was 3-6 months. Little did I know I would be here near enough 20 years later! I'm currently doing an advanced diploma in photography in my spare time and carry my camera everywhere (I've even fitted some padding in my handbag so it doubles up as a camera bag).'The setup: 'I initially had a starter Nikon DSLR that was pretty much point and shoot in automatic mode but as I developed and got more into it (obsessed) and got more fluent on the manual side I upgraded to a Nikon D7100 which I have fallen I love with. I have also invested in some ND filters which i am experimenting with at the moment, there is also a zoom lens 70-300 which I use for my macro and wildlife shots.'The work: 'I love the colours, vibrancy, amazing skies and of the autumn as well as the blue hour at night just before the sun goes down. I never get tired of London's architecture - the old and the new getting along side-by-side. It really excites me when I just choose an area to capture and head there, like Borough Market, Shoreditch or by the Thames.' Love these photos? Find Sara on Flickr or Twitter.

39 minimal photos of London architecture from Laura McGregor
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39 minimal photos of London architecture from Laura McGregor

The photographer: 'I’m an amateur photographer living in Hitchin in Hertfordshire and working in South London. I photograph the city on a regular basis in any spare time I get and I try to take shots which are colourful and atmospheric. I’m a bit obsessed with architecture so that was what I started shooting, along with urban and rural landscapes and some street photography.' The setup: 'The camera that I always have in my bag is the Ricoh GRD which is a digital compact. It’s light enough to carry everywhere but is also surprisingly powerful. I love the understated design and how customisable it is - we clicked straight away! I also have a Canon 70D with a 50mm which I rarely use…I’ve realised I much prefer smaller cameras.' The work: 'I like a good list so I’m always noting down any interesting locations I come across in magazines or online for a future photo hunt. I usually do some research on Flickr and Google Maps and plan roughly where I’m going and what I want to shoot. The rest I leave to happy accident as I will, without fail, at some point get completely lost. I embrace that though, as walking the streets with my camera is something I really enjoy. It’s a great way to get to know an area better and find new things to shoot. 'I love early morning light, rain, fog and snow. Basically all the times you absolutely don’t want to venture outside! Those conditions can often result in beautiful shots so it’s well worth it.'Love these photos? Check out Laura's work on Flickr

25 stunning photos of fireworks in London
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25 stunning photos of fireworks in London

Bringing a bit of sparkle to the dull nights of winter is Bonfire Night (and New Year's Eve, let's not forget), when an array of glittering firework displays light up London's skies. But if standing out in the cold isn't your vibe, flick through our gallery of fireworks and enjoy the beauty of the occasion from the comfort of your seat.

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