London lights switched off for Earth Hour

Lights in homes, famous buildings and world-renowned landmarks across the capital were switched off for an hour last night as part of a global climate change campaign.

Buckingham Palace before Earth Hour
Buckingham Palace before Earth Hour Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Between 8.30pm and 9.30pm local time, Earth Hour saw the lights dimmed in cities and towns around the globe.

Buckingham Palace during Earth Hour
Buckingham Palace during Earth Hour Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

In the capital, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament were among the landmarks plunged into darkness.

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Big Ben before Earth Hour
Big Ben before Earth Hour Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
Big Ben during Earth Hour
Big Ben during Earth Hour Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
The Houses of Parliament during Earth Hour
The Houses of Parliament during Earth Hour Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire