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Sailing At Sunset


Summertime evenings for us mean gliding through London with the breeze in our hair (and a G&T in hand on Fridays) onboard with MBNA Thames Clippers.

As spring begins, one of the most exciting things is the prospect of the stunning sunsets that we see on our way home (you know, when they creep out from within the working day).

To celebrate, this summer we launched #SailingStSunset with MBNA Thames Clippers. Working with two of our favourite London Instagrammers, Nige (@Levanterman) and Neil (@Mumhad1ofthose), we kicked things off with an exclusive Instameet onboard Orion Clipper – the VIP launch that has you channelling your inner James Bond. Typically, that evening was incredibly cloudy and not a patch of sunset glow appeared. Worry not, we took the 12 person boat west to Albert Bridge and everyone captured great shots of the beauty lit up in all its glory.

#SailingAtSunset consisted of four weekly onboard sessions with Nige and Neil on hand to give photography and Instagram tips to passengers snapping away at the beautiful backdrop of iconic London landmarks and skies filled with colour. Choosing a favourite shot to be crowned the winner was a tough task!

Overall, the hashtag reached over 612,000 Instagram accounts. After much deliberation, this shot by @photodudley was announced our winner. You can take a look at the other stunning entries here.