2010’s – A Decade
of London Photography
A decade of London photography seen through a single photograph from each of ten years. The 2010’s was a dynamic period of change in the city. An investment boom followed the global financial crisis of 2008. By the end of the decade in 2019 more than 500 new London skyscrapers were in the pipeline. This is one of three reviews of the 2010’s. Alongside this London series you can view the Colour and the Black and White collections. Enjoy browsing these images from a wonderful ten years.
A perfect reflection of London’s Docklands and the Isle of Dogs in the River Thames at dawn. The city was still feeling the effects of the global financial crisis which stalled construction for several years.
2011: Tower Bridge and the Tower of London
Two London icons at dusk. Photographed before new colourful, and energy efficient lighting had been installed on Tower Bridge.
2012: Southwark Bridge
London’s Olympic summer of 2012 and beautiful lighting along the River Thames.
2013: Battersea Power Station
Battersea Power Station in red and white. A unique sighting photographed by chance.
2014: London Eye
London Eye in Blue. A change of sponsor later in the decade and blue became red. Red will become pink in early 2020.
2015: London Cityscape
This skyline looked wonderful in 2015 as new skyscrapers had been constructed and few cranes were visible. At other times in the decade construction work made this vista much less attractive.
2.30 am and first light along with it some wonderful colours comes early in June.
2017: Waterloo Bridge
A London Bus crosses Waterloo Bridge during the mother of all sunrises.
2018: City of London
A new addition amongst the futuristic buildings of one of London’s financial districts. The Scalpel on the left joins the Willis and Lloyds buildings.
2019: Battersea Power Station
Construction work has dramatically changed the appearance of this London icon. A glance at the similar view from 2013 above shows the pace of change.