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Time Out London's photo of the day

London life, one picture at a time

By Guy Parsons

All of life is here. From beautiful landscapes and architectural shots to candid street portraits and bustling urban scenes, our Flickr community and Instagram crew capture the city's most magical moments.

Check out our favourite photos from the last few days below.

A Chelsea Pensioner at the VE Celebrations 2015.
© Aidan CK


A Chelsea Pensioner (a resident of the retirement home and nursing home for former members of the British Army in Chelsea, London) at the 70th VE Day celebrations in London.

Photo: Aidan CK, May 9 2015

V for Victory spotlights on VE Day outside St. Paul's Cathedral.
© Chas B

V for Victory

Spotlights make the V for Victory sign over St. Paul's Cathedral, as seen from Millennium Bridge.

Photo: Chas B, May 9 2015.

This perspective of a London walkway leads to a vanishing point.


A sci-fi portal to another dimension? No, it's a new walkway at Crossrail Place in Canary Wharf.

Photo: John Esslinger, May 8 2015.

Chelsea fans in a pub celebrate a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
© Pierluigi Mastella Manarini

And that's the way they like it

Chelsea fans in a pub celebrate a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.

 Pierluigi Mastella Manarini, May 3 2015.

Palace guards and the announcment of the royal princess's birth.

Two men and a baby

Palace guards at Buckingham Palace, and, in the foreground, the official announcement of the birth of the new royal baby, Princess Charlotte.

Photo: Inga Rasmussen, May 3 2015.

A candid street portrait in Soho, London.

A tip of the hat

A candid street portrait in Soho, central London.

Photo: Mauro Murgia, May 3 2015.

A protestor on the May Day workers march.

A long arm and the law

A protestor on the May Day march makes a point.

Photo: Max Gor, May 1 2015.

Protestors and police face off during a May Day protest.

Mayday, mayday, mayday

Police confront protestors at the Class War Party ‘Reclaim the Beats’ May Day protest, east London. 

Photo: chiron3636, May 1 2013.

Passport photo booths in use in Whitechapel.

New passport season

A bank of three photo booths all in use in Whitechapel, east London.

Photo: Barney Moss, April 27 2015.

Dark clouds loom over Bermondsey.
© Tatenda Nyamande

Bad skies

Rain clouds gather ominously over the streets of Bermondsey, south London.

Photo: Tatenda Nyamande, April 26 2015.

A woman paddles in the Trafalgar Square fountain and kisses a dolphin statue.

A wet kiss

A woman paddles in the Trafalgar Square fountains – and kisses a dolphin statue – during the Feast of St. George event.

Photo: Savash Djemal, April 25 2015.

A crowd protests against EU migration policy in the Mediterranean.

Protect people, not borders

A crowd protests against EU migration policy in the Mediterranean, heading for a 'die in' outside the Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London.

Photo: Jacqueline Lau, April 23 2015.

Londoners recline in deckchairs in Broadgate Circle, near Liverpool Street, London.
© Simon Goldsworthy

None more English

As London experiences temperatures of a mere 18C, workers in Broadgate Circle are nonetheless powerless to resist the lure of some spring sunshine.

Photo: Simon Goldsworthy, April 20 2015.

Two tube travellers rub noses on the District line.

The Kisstrict line

Two passengers have a sly nose-rub on the District line.

Photo: Rob Pearson-Wright, April 20 2015.

A woman in a polka-dot dress stands by her bicycle during the Tweed Run 2015.
© Eddie Lawless

A fine vintage

A lady in a polka-dot dress dismounts her bike during the Tweed Run vintage cycle ride. More photos here

Photo: Eddy Lawless, April 18 2015.

A view of London through spring blossom from Alexandra Palace, north London.

A blooming lovely view

A view of London through spring blossom from Alexandra Palace, north London.

Photo: Adrian Snood, April 11 2015.

A man looks to the heavens on Brick Lane.

Give me strength

A man looks to the heavens on Brick Lane, east London.

Photo: Andrew G Robertson, April 11 2015.

Children chase bubbles in Bankside.
© Beata Kontas

Double bubble trouble

Children chase bubbles on Bankside.

Photo: Beata Kontos, April 9 2015.

Two birds sitting on a deer in Richmond Park.

My deer friends

Two birds enjoy a breather while sat on a deer, in Richmond Park, southwest London.

Photo: Nicky Napkins, April 7 2015.

plane, airport, sunset, london
© Leon Tyler

Final approach

A passenger jet comes into land at London City Airport, as the sun sets behind Canary Wharf.

Photo: Leon Tyler, April 7 2015.

Teenage boys practice parkour (or 'free running') in Vauxhall, London.

Strides for days

A group of young men practice free running-type jumps in Vauxhall, London.

Photo: Lamarr Golding, April 5 2015.

Pillow Fight Day 2015 in London, England.


As feathers fly during Pillow Fight Day, one participant remains totally serene.

Photo: Roy Sutherland, April 4, 2015.

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