These photos were taken earlier this year while it was winter.
At this point in the year the sun rose at 8am and set before 4. I'm incredibly glad we snapped these photos at the time though because the persistent fog was quite beautiful. I particularly dug the effect of looking at a bridge over the Thames and not seeing the other side, or office towers disappearing vertically into grey.
London is a modern city but it doesn't have much in the way of skyscrapers. Canary Wharf is the closest thing I've found to a high-rise area, but the buildings seem capped at about 20 storeys. Canary Wharf is also more of a dedicated business park than a Central Business District, and it's also under heavy construction and is very new, so there's no sense of culture or being lived-in.
For that sense of inner-city culture where you feel a mix of business, entertainment, residents and the grime of street-essense, Soho fits the purpose nicely. I'll post a photo-set of Soho soon.
Canary Wharf, London
Photo credits: Virul3nt & Straylight