UK: Spectacular lightning storm in London (VIDEO)

Spectacular lightning storms have been seen in UK skies on Thursday night and Friday.

More than 3,000 strikes were recorded in just two hours early on Friday, and many UK people awoke to loud thunder and torrential rain.

Check out these images of lightning strikes over the Shard and Tower Bridge in central London.

- NZ Herald/AFP

- Picture: Steven Shears, BBC, Crawley