England: People

England: People pictures. London - from the grand Victorian architecture to the small Arabic cluster of restaurants on Edgware Road, from Chinatown to the latin quarter around Ladbroke Grove, the capital of England is a stunning mix of cultures from all over the world. This gallery mostly contains photos of London, and will show you many of its well-known places, and also many 'hidden' spots that all add to the atmosphere of this striking metropolis.
The gallery also contains images of some of England's most beautiful places outside London including historic towns and nature reserves.

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View over Greenwich

Multi-cultural Camden Lock Market is centered around atmospheric Regent's Canal

Summer by the Regent's Canal near Camden

'Having your spirits lifted can make it a good day' (apparently)

Under the bridge - second-hand 'bookshop' below Waterloo Bridge, next to the Thames

Renting Boris Bikes (named after Boris Johnson who was London's mayor when the bikes were installed)

Bowls (a variant of bowling) is played with asymmetrical balls (here by City workers after office hours)

Cycling along the Regent's Canal

Towpath Cafe on Regent's Canal in Hackney (next to the De Beauvoir Road bridge)

Jewish family in Walthamstow Marshes near the Hasidic Jewish neighbourhoods Stamford Hill and Upper Clapton



People in Covent Garden

The Piazza (the square surrounding Covent Garden Market)

Towpath Cafe overlooking Regent's Canal

Browsing the cheese selection at Broadway Market on a Sunday afternoon in summer

Walking the dog by the River Lee

Dohil Caribbean grocery

The classic Routemaster doubledecker (not in service since December 2005)

Social gathering in Downhills Park (Haringey)

Turning Enfield Lock

Enfield Lock is almost on the Northern edge of London

York Road during the evening rush hour

Evening in Lambeth

City of London commuters rushing across London Bridge in the evening

City (the financial district of London) commuters on London Bridge

The statue of Dr. Alfred Salter, local GP and MP, his daughter, and their cat

Finsbury Park

Kite-flying in Finsbury Park

It got stuck up a tree eventually.

Les Trois Garcons (The Three Boys), a French restaurant in the East End

Signs in Goldhawk Road

The 'It's gonna get worse' guy (that's what the sign hanging from his neck always says) from Speaker's Corner explaining something to an unsympathetic crowd

The Grand Union Canal, part of the channel network crossing London

Stores in Green Lanes

Grocery store in Green Lanes, Palmers Green

Burgoyne Road and Green Lanes in Harringay

Greenwich and Canary Wharf

The excellent Grenadier pub in a quiet side street in Kensington

Life in Hampstead Heath

Stargazing by the Highgate (or Hampstead) Ponds in Hampstead Heath

There's some pretty serious angling going on in Hampstead

Harmonica band on the Queen's Walk


On the way to work

Harringay Green Lanes (1.)

Harringay Green Lanes (2.)


Early morning commuters

Harringay Station in fog

Early Autumn in London

Kensington Gardens (adjacent to Hyde Park)

The kite-flier

Laundramatic - coin op cleaners

A walk in Finsbury

It's a London Thing (the website doesn't seem to work though)

The Borough, a quiet area 15 minutes' walk from Tower Bridge

The Man in Yellow, possibly based on the Matrix's woman in red scene

The remnants of Broadway Market

Maryland, London (ice cubes are a really important commodity in this shop for some reason)

Life around King's Cross Station

Crossing York Way

Some parks are what this area really needs (Zone 4, Northolt)

The Northcote pub in the western part of Clapham - a 'trendy' (think lots of wine bars) area where a traditional pub looks out of place

Free outdoor gym with workout equipment by the University of East London's Docklands campus

Life in Oxford Circus

Oxford Circus's line of shops

Doubledecker in Maida Hill, London

Two relatively unique buildings in Palmerston Road

Autumn under Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Park

Summer in Finsbury Park

The huge number of parks in London mean they are accessible to virtually everyone

Finsbury Park is one of the largest parks in North London, and has tennis and streetball courts, a baseball and a softball diamond, an American football field (quite rare in London), a bowling green (for the sport 'bowls'), plus a huge amount of grass to lie on

Weekend crowds in Camden Town near Camden Lock Market

Piccadilly Circus's Eros statue always attracts crowds

Playground in a park in Upper Holloway near Archway

Evening in Portobello Road Market

Is it day or night?

Footbridge over Harringay station

Rain, Soho

Rain-soaked rickshaw drivers chatting in Chinatown

Taking five in Chinatown

Colourless Soho

Evening traffic in Soho

Bikes parked in Noel Street

A sign-holder in Regent Street (this isn't a very good job)

Rain is not nearly as common in London as you might think


Saxophone-player on the Golden Jubilee Bridge

Could have been dreamed up by Philip K. Dick

The external elevators of the Lloyds Building

Dispensing Chemists

Skaters in Bounds Green

April snow in Finsbury Park (6th April 2008)

An enclosed section of Finsbury Park, normally used for baseball

Finsbury Park

The April 2008 skyline of the City as seen from Finsbury Park

Soho at night

Garrick Street, Soho

Somerset House in the summer

People enjoying Somerset House's jets of water

Somerset House

Southwark Bridge, towards the City

The colors of the City

St Saviour's Dock, with old warehouses converted into flats

Summer in Harringay

Brazilian dance

Life in and around Trafalgar Square

The pub, situated near the team's stadium, is popular with Arsenal fans after Premier League games


Er... (OK, the reason is that they wanted to start building the foundation before the house got completely demolished)

This dog was promised a game of Where's Waldo, but he's finding it really hard to hide in this snow-covered landscape.

Walthamstow Marshes, while also bordered by several industrial areas, are a very nice getaway in Hackney

Winter park


At the end of Southend Pier, 2km from the shore

A train connects the two ends of the pier (it has two stops)


CAUTION ROCKS, says the sign on the right


The pier


Brighton beach

Far away


The amusement park on Brighton Pier can be seen in the distance with its roller coasters



Anglers on a pier-like structure protecting Brighton Marina

Looking back towards downtown Brighton and Brighton Pier

Isle Of Wight

Whitecliff Bay on the Isle of Wight


The colours of Oxford.

Life in Oxford

Oxford people


Exmoor National Park

Gathering clouds over Lynmouth and Foreland Point

Lobster pots on Lynmouth pier - the lobster season hasn't begun yet


A Cambridge cafe overlooking the university buildings (there's even a sign inside saying that one world-famous scientist from the university used to eat here)

Couple's cycling

A day out (by the River Cam)

According to the sign, only members of the university (or those here on business) can enter this gate

Park with locals playing some kind of game with a ball and nets


On the coast of Hunstanton

The chalk cliffs of Hunstanton. There are signs at the top advertising phone numbers and email addresses where people who want to commit suicide (by jumping off the cliff) can turn to for help

This part of the North Sea is called The Wash, which is actually a large estuary fed by several rivers

By the sea

Evening in Hunstanton on top of the chalk cliffs.

Locals love wearing flipflops while also wearing coats and big scarves (it was about 15 degrees Celsius)

Seven Sisters

Tree permanently deformed by the strong winds

Before storm


10 degrees Celsius

Birling Gap

Hikers running towards the Haven Brow peak of the Seven Sisters


Nightlife around the train station

The Quarry park and Kingsland Bridge - the toll bridge was built in the 19th century and it costs 10p for a car to cross it (at least in 2007)

St John's Hill

Everyday life


On the Suffolk coast in Aldeburgh

Deckchairs on Aldeburgh beach

Dog's perspective



Not being too well-known, Aldeburgh beach isn't too crowded even on sultry days

An unusually hot day for England

Shellfish farm

Mother and daughter

All this stress is just too much to take...

While pubs don't serve food in the afternoon until 7pm, the two fish & chips shops in Aldeburgh have queues tens of metres long - for some reason locals don't really seem to grasp the concepts of supply and demand

The queue started out with about 10 people, and then kept getting longer and longer

The Aldeburgh seaside with two nuclear reactors (Sizewell A and B) hidden in the scenery

While South England's rainy reputation is just a myth, scenes like this one aren't that common in this region

Broxbourne District

The Farmers Boy pub in the village of Brickendon, near Bayford railway station


The promenade of faded Victorian seaside resort town Eastbourne is still very pleasant

Seaside terrace





The popular Sunday market in Folkestone

Crowd watching a band at the Sunday market

The fish market with pub names like The Three Mackerel and The Ship Inn


Entering Framlingham's Castle, whose construction started about 1500 years ago

Overlooking the Mere

Great North Way

Dowdell's Wood



Top of the world

Gentler paths leading down Helvellyn's sides

Along Striding Edge


The arete Striding Edge on a busy day (it's not the easiest way to the summit but by far the best, perhaps apart from its sister Swirral Edge on the other side of the valley)

View from Helvellyn's summit towards the west

View towards the East

Farmland in a glacial valley by Ullswater

Leigh On Sea

People by the seaside

Not sure about the purpose of this thing

The Thames Estuary


A local in Rochester

Park on a hilltop in Rochester with great views over the surrounding towns

Old age

Chatham Maritime


Pub by Chatham Marina

A park by buildings belonging to the University of Rochester

Chatham Marina


Sunset Ices

Morecambe Promenade

Morecambe, a once thriving resort town, is only a shadow of its former self (these pictures were taken in 2009)

Houses overlooking the Irish Sea

North Downs Way

The turquoise waters of England

English hikers

International trade has sadly marred the natural beauty of Dover

Sandy beach

A day out


Dog-swimming on a sultry March day

The old captain

Plymouth marina

Crowds enjoying an unexpectedly hot March sun on top of Plymouth Hoe, an excellent vantage point from which the whole harbour can be seen

The Terrace

Plymouth Hoe, a seaside open space, has several terraces, cafes, a lighthouse and even a lido.

The Three Crowns


The power stations are situated right by the sea (probably to gain easy access to coolant, without which a nuclear plant cannot function)


Taking a rest by the footpath running along the southern shore of Ullswater

White Cliffs Country

The massive cliffs are visible from France on a clear day as a long white strip

Country for Old Men


White Cliffs Country

Bushes permanently deformed by the prevailing winds

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