Explore the world at the Travel Photographer of the Year

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If you have not been lucky enough to go abroad this summer, don’t worry, as London has more than your fair share of attractions to really explore and discover. And one such exhibition will be celebrating the art of travelling by naming the Travel Photographer of the Year.

Running at the Royal Geographical Society until August 17th, visitors will be able to see stunning landscapes, sweeping cityscapes, animals up-close, and nature like they never have. The pieces of work on show are not only striking and beautiful, but they are also thought-provoking, as they give an insight into different cultures around the world and wider social themes of today. The Society received entries from over 100 countries and they have now been shortlisted to the very best. And to top it all, you can see them for no cost at all!

You may want to consider heading to the exhibit on certain nights, when the display is lit up when the sun sets. These Enchanted Evenings will offer a new perspective on the pictures, while the award’s founder and judge Chris Coe will be on hand to talk through some of these award-winning images. These special nights will be on August 1st, 6th and 13th, from 6pm to 9pm – do note that you will need to pay £6 to enter on these nights, but the entry includes a glass of wine. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gallery shop.

The award has been running for years, and in 2013, 48,000 visitors came across the 38 days, so you simply cannot afford to miss out on this. If you are need a place to stay, be sure to book your hotel in London as soon as possible to avoid disappointment during this peak season.