I snapped a few shots after dark in London’s theater district in late January. It is dynamic, thriving, vibrant, colorful, wonderful, thrilling, magical. It is London.
lured by the night's lights i'm nocturnal in london there's no other way
Lyrics to London by Night
London by Night has always been one of my favorite Frank Sinatra tunes, although I usually prefer his swinging numbers to the ballads. But this one perfectly captures a reverence for London after dark that it’s almost impossible not to feel when you’re there, whether or not you’re a lover, as the tune suggests you must be. A colleague of mine described it recently: “it just seems all magic and impossible”. Yes. That’s a lot like the first two lines of the song.
London by night is a wonderful sight There is magic abroad in the air I'm often told that the streets turn to gold When the moon shines on Circus and Square Deep in the dark that envelops the park There's romance in each cigarette glow Down by the Thames, lights that sparkle like gems Seem to wink at each girl and her beau Up comes the moon when the city's asleep He's not alone, for it seems Somewhere up there stands an angel to keep her watch While each Londoner dreams My love and I saw the sun leave the sky Then we kissed in the fast-fading light Most people say they love London by day But lovers love London by night
St. Paul’s After Dark
I took a few pictures of St. Paul’s Cathedral from the rooftop bar at my hotel during a recent trip that give me that magical London by Night feel.
This is not a new topic for the blog, as I’ve raved about London’s night-worthiness at least twice before. I even referenced the song. At least I’m consistent!
I’ll probably be blogging about London by night until I can’t blog or travel any more. It truly is a magical city. Thank you for your patience. 😊
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