15 Breathtaking Images of London (and places where you can take them, too!)
by Nina Christopoulou
From basic tourist attractions to in-the-know specific spots, London is a haven for anyone with a lens. Whether you are in need of a colourful frame, or wish to experiment with classic versus modern elements all in one picture, this city has a picture-perfect spot for you. We made a list of our top picks so you can start exploring and spruce up your portfolio!
15. Neil’s Yard
Also known as Covent Garden’s secret yard, it is a perfect amalgam of plants, architecture and colour. Especially during early morning hours!
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14. Millennium Bridge
Standing on one side of the bridge facing St. Paul’s cathedral is a unique sight which translates to a perfect shot when you get your camera involved. The symmetry in the end-result will amaze you!
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13. Leadenhall Market
The jaw dropping interior offers a unique opportunity to put your camera to the test. Search for symmetry, look up and take a shot of the ceiling or simply aspire to capture the maze-like market – whatever you go for the outcome is guaranteed.
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12. King’s Cross Light Tunnel
Situated inside of the central tube station, it may take you a few minutes of walking around to find it (I definitely had a hard time), but the colourful light tunnel is one worth photographing.
11. Girl and Dolphin Statue
Tower Bridge is obviously going to photograph well. But if you aim your lens at the Girl and Dolphin statue, allowing for Tower Bridge to become your elaborate backdrop, you’re in for a treat.
10. Houses of Parliament
Yes, they are astounding and yes they have been photographed a million times over. So, insider’s tip? Walking from Westminster bridge down to the little archway you will find the perfect view.
9. British Museum
Any artefact in the museum is worth your attention and will photograph well. But next time you visit the museum try looking up instead of around – the ceiling offers an exquisite frame.
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8. Somerset House
There is no other place in London where you can capture the gloomy essence of the city more accurately than in Somerset House.
7. St. Dunstan’s in the East
Hidden between Monument and Tower Hill, this little gem is a garden with Gothic architecture which is worth your time. What’s more, you can search for this perfect little spot which offers a view of the Shard and make your frame even more interesting!
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6. Number 10, Adam Street
The magic of this location is its stunning resemblance to Number 10, Downing Street. If you want to stun your social media pals, this is a perfect way to do so!
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5. Leake Street Tunnel
Graffiti at its finest and the strongest underground vibes London has to offer. Need we say more?
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4. Crossness Pumping Station
A pumping station may not be your average photography spot. This one though is so much more than a mere pumping station.
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3. The Palm House
Kew Gardens are wonderful on their own merit, but photographing The Palm House serves as a portal to a magical place far away from London.
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2. One New Change Rooftop
St. Paul’s is quite unique and photographs well. Little known fact about it is, one of the best views you can get is from One New Change Rooftop – care to try your lens?
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1. Pergola and Hill Gardens, Hampstead Heath
Doing such a countdown of London’s top photographic spots is a challenge. Therefore, I decided to put a personal favourite in the first spot: Hampstead Heath is one of the hidden gems of the city and a picture perfect spot all in one.
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