The best time to see London City is just before the sun rises over this famous capital. It was such an unforgettable experience; waking up at 3am and wandering around several empty streets, that usually bustle with residents during daytime working hours.
It’s true, it may not have been completely empty, as the photo was taken on Saturday morning and many were returning from a party, especially in this spot. Nonetheless, there was something sophisticated and “pure” in the atmosphere of London, in the early hours of the morning. You could walk, breathe with ease and wait with excitement to enjoy the sun coming over the Tower Bridge.
I read a little later that the elevated level open air walkways, which are between the towers, used to have a bad reputation e.g. in the 19th century. There was an area that prostitutes and pick pocketers would gather during the night. London is but a far cry from that period as those times have now disappeared and the area overall now looks quiet.