London Is Switching Off The Lights For Earth Hour


Darkness will reign in the capital to support Earth Hour.

Ever felt dazzled by the bright lights of the big city? Well, you’ll get some respite soon, as buildings all over London are switching off their lights tonight (March 24th) in support of the World Wildlife Fund‘s Earth Hour. Landmarks all over the capital will be going dark between 8:30 and 9:30pm, to call attention to the looming threat of climate change. It’s also likely to result in a lot of very confused and disappointed tourists, bereft of selfie opportunities.

Cities and towns in 178 countries will be switching off their lights, and London is helping to lead the way. Among the sights that will be plunged into darkness tonight are the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly Circus, the Gherkin, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, and the National Theatre. Meanwhile, Carnaby Street will go dark too, but before the lights go out you can catch their famous arch, which has had a jungletastic makeover in honour of Earth Hour.

Besides being good for the planet, Earth Hour also represents a great opportunity to take a moonlit stroll around London. You might actually be able to stargaze for once, but don’t hold your breath…

Elsewhere on Saturday, you can catch the Boat Race from a lovely riverside pub, or head to Spitalfields City Farm for the ever-popular Goat Race.

Featured image: @peppyhere

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