Many bridges in London offer stunning views for photographers and visitors alike. Chelsea Bridge has been one of my favourites for several reasons. It is a cool looking bridge, especially illuminated at night. The lights swoop from one end of the bridge to the other in beautiful fashion. Additionally, the lighted bridge reflects beautifully in the Thames River.
Chelsea Bridge offers a nice view of Albert Bridge, which is further west along the river. Albert Bridge also illuminates beautifully in the night. My number one recommended view from Chelsea Bridge is Battersea Power Station. This iconic power station takes me back to another time in London and for this reason, I’ve become fascinated with it. In fact, one might say I’ve stalked Battersea for years as I’ve been to this area over and over again. I’ve also explored every angle of the building with my camera.
With the redevelopment of the Battersea Power Station, the verdict is out whether or not this remains a favourite area of mine. From what I have seen thus far, the view of the iconic building will be blocked a bit while standing on Chelsea Bridge. In the end, it may very well be brilliant all the way around. Will the building remain one of my top night photography spots? Let’s wait and see.
If you are not into photography should Chelsea Bridge be high atop your things to do in London list? My honest answer is no.
Getting to Chelsea Bridge does take some effort. If you are unfamiliar with London, take a taxi or simply walk West along Victoria Embankment. Do know from Houses of Parliament it will take some effort to reach Chelsea Bridge (it’s not close). No matter where your walk begins, you’ll see the great scenery along the way. You could stop in Tate Britain during the day, for instance. Too, this walk is a good thing to do in London. It’s especially nice when you want to escape the hordes of people you’ll find in other parts of the city.
Below are a few photos of I’ve taken over the years of and from Chelsea Bridge.
Map Showing The Location of Chelsea Bridge :: 51.4834° N, 0.1494° W
You might also like the views from the Golden Jubilee Bridge or London Bridge.