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The Friday Photos: Tick Tock

The Friday Photos: Tick Tock
Astronomical clock, Bracken House by Check-In London via flickr
Astronomical clock, Bracken House by Check-In London via flickr
Big Ben by Yasin D via flickr
Big Ben by Yasin D via flickr
Canary Wharf Clock by Api Bier via flickr
Canary Wharf Clock by Api Bier via flickr
Gilded Clock, Cornhill, by Helen via flickr
Gilded Clock, Cornhill, by Helen via flickr
Fortnum & Mason, by Guy Tyler via flickr
Fortnum & Mason, by Guy Tyler via flickr
Inside Kings Cross Clock Tower by Derek G Crook via flickr
Inside Kings Cross Clock Tower by Derek G Crook via flickr
London 2012 Countdown Clock by Stuart Sunley
via flickr
London 2012 Countdown Clock by Stuart Sunley via flickr
Newgate Street, by Lee Jackson via flickr
Newgate Street, by Lee Jackson via flickr
Kentish Town Station by Louis Berk via flickr
Kentish Town Station by Louis Berk via flickr
The Shepherd Gate Clock
The Shepherd Gate Clock
Underground Clock by Tyla via flickr
Underground Clock by Tyla via flickr
Walthamstow Town Hall reflected, by Peter H via flickr
Walthamstow Town Hall reflected, by Peter H via flickr

Londoners are stereotyped for living life by the clock, constantly scurrying to beat the march of time. The irony behind this is that if we stopped once in a while and took the time to look around, we'd realise how much time really does surround us, in the form of clocks. Who knew Big Ben has so much competition?

Many thanks to the photographers for allowing us to use their images via Flickr: Derek Crook, Stuart Sunley, Lee Jackson, Guy Tyler, Tyla, Louis Berk, Apichart Phōlasak, Yasin D, Peter H, helenoftheways and Check-In London.

Last Updated 16 July 2015

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HoosierSands

I'm surprised you didn't include the clock on the Shell Mex Building which is actually the largest in London. (Which is in shown your Extra Extra picture for today!)

Sue Sparks

I walked under the Bracken House clock for more than a decade when I worked at the Financial Times before it moved to Southwark. Good to see it again!

Jennifer Blain

Am I living in LaLa Land? Do I really remember a very smart clock at the Harrods end of the westbound Piccadilly line platform at Knightsbridge station with a backwards dial? Could have been around 30 years ago, maybe more.