Friday Photos: Love Locks

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 32 months ago
Friday Photos: Love Locks
"I miss you, I love you, I'm sorry". Outside Shoreditch High Street Station. Photo: Ian Rawlinson (2014)
"I miss you, I love you, I'm sorry". Outside Shoreditch High Street Station. Photo: Ian Rawlinson (2014)
Outside Shoreditch High Street Station. Photo: shadow_in_the_water (2014)
Outside Shoreditch High Street Station. Photo: shadow_in_the_water (2014)
Love locks on Westminster Bridge, with the London Eye in the background. Photo: pallab seth (2013)
Love locks on Westminster Bridge, with the London Eye in the background. Photo: pallab seth (2013)
Looking down on love locks on the Millennium Bridge. Photo: mdx (2013)
Looking down on love locks on the Millennium Bridge. Photo: mdx (2013)
Outside Shoreditch High Street Station. Photo: ascottony (2013)
Outside Shoreditch High Street Station. Photo: ascottony (2013)
Millennium Bridge. Photo: leetneko (2013)
Millennium Bridge. Photo: leetneko (2013)
Millennium Bridge. Photo: Melissa Richards (2014)
Millennium Bridge. Photo: Melissa Richards (2014)
Outside Shoreditch High Street Station. Photo: Stuart Sunley (2012)
Outside Shoreditch High Street Station. Photo: Stuart Sunley (2012)
Westminster Bridge. Photo: Doug (2014)
Westminster Bridge. Photo: Doug (2014)
Millennium Bridge. Photo: Terry Moran (2012)
Millennium Bridge. Photo: Terry Moran (2012)
Outside Abbey Road Studios. Photo: Sean Batten  (2013)
Outside Abbey Road Studios. Photo: Sean Batten (2013)
Outside Shoreditch High Street Station. Photo: Sean Batten (2014)
Outside Shoreditch High Street Station. Photo: Sean Batten (2014)

This week, Parisian authorities began the task of removing love locks (that's padlocks with enamoured couples' names written or engraved on them) from the Pont des Arts, where part of the railing collapsed under the weight of them last year.

While London doesn't quite compete with the city of love in those stakes, we have a few pockets of love locks dotted around the capital, the main culprit being the fence outside Shoreditch High Street station (not London's most romantic spot, it has to be said). From time to time, they appear on the bridges crossing the Thames too. Know of any others? Let us know in the comments below.

Thanks to the following photographers for use of their images via the Londonist Flickr pool: ascottony, Doug, Ian Rawlinson, leetneko, mdx, Melissa Richards, pallab seth, Sean Batten (and again), shadow_in_the_water, Stuart Sunley, Terry Moran.

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Last Updated 05 June 2015