London Life Collection

In these images, my goal is to pinpoint telling moments in the everyday lives of Londoners. I’m fascinated by the shifting patterns of London’s urban life; the mood changes and strange juxtapositions.

“Niki’s eye for the detail of buildings, places and incidents, creates a unique and personal insight into the city of London.” Gyr King, King & McGaw, Museum & Fine Art Publisher

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Speed cycle, London Eye (#243)
Hawk arrival, Trafalgar Square (#508)
Bowling at Chelsea Hospital (#231)
White Horse waiting, Shepherd Market (#481)
Shepherd Market stroll (#497)
Watching the Tall Ships, River Thames (#496)
City workers on the move (#505)
Coming over Chelsea Bridge (#339)
Lunchtime skate, City of London (#341)
Blade jump, London Eye (#342)
pearly king amongst the crowd (#340)
Preaching from the podium, Speakers Corner (#462)
London laughter, Chelsea Pensioners and Pearlies (#233)
Kite-flying, Hampstead Heath (#345)
Pleasing the crowd, Trafalgar Square (#487)
chatting in Green park (#343)
Wet feet, Victoria Embankment (#344)
Phone-call from Charing Cross Road (#346)
Gorilla heading for the Tate (#235)
Tickertape at the Lord Mayor's show (#347)
Druids on Primrose Hill (#348)
Scullers up to Putney Bridge (#349)
Contemplating Shakespeare, Pearly kids at Guildhall (#234)
Anyone for table tennis? British Library (#239)
Military chat, Lord Mayor's Show (#351)
Palm fronds, Kew Gardens (#352)
Boating past St. Paul's (#350)
Geometric pedestrians (#474)
England supporter, Albert Bridge (#353)
Playing for england (#354)
Remembrance parade (#355)
City deal overlooking Mansion House (#356)
Awaiting direction (#357)
Sporting life, Hyde Park (#358)
Sun worship, City of London (#359)
Sculling up to Putney Bridge (#360)
Table tennis al fresco, British Library (#240)
Summer's day at the Albert Memorial (#493)
Bartok in South Kensington (#501)
Deckchairs by the Serpentine, Hyde Park (#484)
patriot hat (#362)
Catching bargains at Columbia Road flower market (#363)
Chelsea houseboats at dusk (#364)
Reading at St. Paul's (#361)
Tailored reflections, Jermyn Street (#498)
'phone home, University of London (#365)
Pearly kings (#366)
Whitehall workers, Parliament Square (#367)
Pavement painter, South Bank (#368)
Wild life, Camden Market (#457)
Chinese New Year dragon watch (#452)
Chelsea bike rest (#371)
Waiters waiting, Leadenhall Market (#369)
City lunch, Leadenhall Market (#370)
Bike line, City of London (#372)
Lone riders in Hyde Park (#502)
Enchanted ladies, Kensington Palace (#488)
Beware pedestrians, City of London (#373)
Toy selling, Portobello Market (#374)
Talking to Teddy, portobello market (#446)
Laying the wreath, St. George's Day (#448)
Cautious shopper, Portobello Market (#450)
Military memories, Portobello Market (#449)
City newsstand (#378)
Millennium morning (#379)
Quenching the thirst, City of London (#376)
British bric-a-brac, portobello market (#375)
City 'phone-call (#377)
Lunchtime pursuits, City of London (#380)
Homeward bound, Albert Bridge (#381)
Putting on a show, Trafalgar Square (#486)
Music makers, Southwark (#447)
Tavern in the City (#382)
Rainy day, London town (#422)
Pigeon post, St. James' park (#425)
Bookstall browsers, South Bank (#437)
pearly princess watches buskers, Covent Garden (#423)
Gridlock in Whitehall (#424)
String Quartet, Covent Garden (#383)
Thameside afternoon (#386)
Balancing act, Covent Garden (#438)
Portobello pig (#384)
Remembrance day , Parliament Square (#385)
Taking the lift, Lloyds Building (#479)
Mobile 'phone-call, Trafalgar Square (#426)
Sailor's ghost, Cutty Sark (#387)
Sushi & the Broadgate Venus (#427)
Pelican in the park, St. James' Park (#428)
Dog nap, St. James' Park (#388)
Winston and the pig, Parliament Square (#45)
Shakespeare & the riot police (#451)
Gold statue busker, Knightsbridge (#389)
Bowler try-on, Portobello Market (#390)
Punch & Judy Show, Covent Garden (#393)
Pigeon feeder, Trafalgar Square (#391)
City romance, St. Paul's (#394)
No fun in the sun, Embankment Gardens (#453)
Morris dancers, St. Paul's Cathedral (#396)
Balletic fountains, Somerset House (#395)
Racing fountains, Somerset House (#397)
Picnic at Greenwich Park (#398)
Fishing the Thames (#399)
Pearly royalty (#401)
Children playing, peter pan statue, Kensington Gardens (#400)
Flower exchange, Columbia Road market (#402)
Overlooking HMS Belfast, River Thames (#403)
Sandcastles by the Thames (#405)
London Eye biker (#406)
'Gherkin' traders, City of London (#404)
Artist captures St. Paul's & the Millennium Bridge (#407)
Contemplating the Serpentine (#503)
South Bank sleeper (#408)
Heading for the Chinese restaurant, Regent's Canal (#409)
Cricketing gorilla salutes St. Paul's (#238)
Climbing Tate Modern (#410)
Peeping print seller, Portobello Market (#473)
Lady of the hats, Portobello Market (#475)
Spirit of Peter Pan, Kensington Gardens (#476)
Frisbee in the park with Albert, Kensington Gardens (#477)
City shoe-shine, Leadenhall Market (#478)

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Photographing the essence of London