London is one of the most photogenic cities in the world. With an abundance of beautiful, historic and world-famous sights to see, you’ll find an opportunity to take a picture around every corner. To help you discover the best places to capture in London, we’ve put together a list of great places to take photos in London.
Nearest Tube Station: London Bridge
The Shard has become one of the most recognisable sights in London since it opened in 2009. As the tallest building in Western Europe, it soars 306 metres into the air, making it a stunning location to capture panoramic shots of the capital. When the weather is fine, you’ll find yourself marvelling at magnificent views that stretch across the entire city. The Shard is a 17-minute walk from our Tower Hotel.
Nearest Tube Station: St. John’s Wood
A visit to the iconic Abbey Road crossing gives visitors the opportunity to recreate the Beatle’s legendary album covers. Since 1969, the site has been a popular draw for tourists looking to follow in the footsteps of the Fab Four and capture their own shots on the crossing or outside the famed recording studios. The Abbey Road crossing is a 30-minutes’ walk from our Great Cumberland Place hotel.
Changing of the Guard
Nearest Tube Station: Victoria, St. James’s Park or Green Park
The stunning Buckingham Palace provides a bounty of opportunities for photography, and the changing of the guard ceremony is the perfect chance to get a great photo. The ceremony epitomises London at its most regal, as the Queen’s Guard execute their perfectly coordinated and synchronised ceremony. The traditional red tunics and bearskin hats worn by the guards provide an opportunity for a photo that unmistakably captures the pomp and ceremony of London.
Nearest Tube Station: Piccadilly Circus
Sometimes described as London’s answer to Times Square, Piccadilly Circus is a vibrant and dazzling hub, making it the perfect location to capture stunning photos of the city’s hustle and bustle. Visit around the twilight hours and the advertising hoardings fill the air with a neon glow, making for spectacularly atmospheric pictures. The area is just as photogenic in the daylight, with the Statue of Eros offering a piece of London’s history ready to be captured in the middle of this busy, inner city thoroughfare.
Leake Street Tunnel
Nearest Tube Station: Waterloo
A true slice of London’s urban culture, Leake Street Tunnel is a hidden gem that showcases some of the most impressive street art in the capital. The tunnel is now London’s largest legal street art area and features work from world-renowned street artist Banksy. Exploring this tunnel will transport you into a vibrant and colourful world that tells the story of the unique and talented community of artists operating in the capital, sparking your own artistic flair in the process as you take some photos.
Nearest Tube Station: Tower Hill
An instantly recognisable icon of the London landscape, Tower Bridge majestically sits astride the River Thames, making it a London staple when it comes to photography. The positioning of Tower Bridge means that a single shot can capture a plethora of London’s most famous structures, such as The Gherkin, the Tower of London and The Shard. At night, the bridge looks even more magnificent as it glows under its own floodlights.
Red Phone Booths
Nearest Tube Station: N/A
For many visitors, a trip to London means spotting some of the capital’s most iconic features. A photo opportunity alongside one of the red phone booths that are scattered throughout the capital is a must-do part of any trip to London. The striking, bright red appearance of the phone booths, with the blue skies above and urban sprawl behind, gives you the opportunity for a fantastic shot.
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