London is a picturesque city that you can't help but photograph. We have walked our way through the boroughs of London looking for the best angles for you to capture England's capital through a lens. 

    Check out our favourite places to photograph in London. We're pretty sure your social media followers will like them. 


    Big Ben

    Nearest Tube: Westminster

    Even if its under maintenance, you can't resist a selfie with Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. You can get a great shot from the opposite side of the river.

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    Buckingham Palace

    Nearest Tube: St James's Park

    Come around 11am for a chance to catch the Changing of the Guard. You might have to queue to get one of the best views so get there early. 

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    An English pub on a winter’s night

    You can find a decent pub on every street of London

    A local ale, in front of a roaring fire, on a cold winter night = bliss   


    The view from the Shard

    Nearest Tube: London Bridge

    For those with a head for heights, you can't get higher.

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    Tower Bridge

    Nearest Tube: Tower Hill

    The bridge opens up around 3 times a day.

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    A selfie on a double-decker bus

    Bus routes cover all of London

    An enduring icon of London... now with bigger windows.


    Covent Garden

    Nearest Tube: Covent Garden

    Some of the street performers are insanely talented in Convent Garden (but not all of them). 


    Kew Gardens

    Nearest Tube: Kew Gardens

    30,000 different kinds of plants from all over the world.


    St. Paul’s Cathedral

    Nearest Tube: St. Paul's

    Go to the Whispering Gallery underneath St. Paul's dome and see how effectively sound travels. 

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    The London Eye

    Nearest Tube: Waterloo

    It's fun at any time, but for the best photos try to ride the wheel around dusk. 

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    Marble Arch

    Stand between the arches for that picture-perfect pose

    Marble Arch is a grand archway on Speaker's Corner of Hyde Park, right between Mayfair and Paddington, with its own tube station for easy access. Modelled on Rome's Arch of Constantine and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, it was built for the royal family in the 1800s and makes for a great Instagram pic.

    There are 3 arches, with the largest central arch being flanked by 2 smaller ones. The white marble facade will draw you in, and whether it's daytime, or lit up at night, you're sure to find a few great snaps.

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    Location: London W1H 7EJ, UK


    Urban art on Brick Lane

    Nearest Tube: Aldgate East

    You'll find plenty of interesting graffiti right across East London and Shoreditch.

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    Abbey Road Crossing

    Nearest Tube: St. John's Wood

    This pedestrian crossing in north London was made famous by The Beatles when they made it their album cover for the Abbey Road album. You'll see groups of fans waiting patiently for their chance to recreate the famous shot. 


    photo by Martin Alvarez Espinar (CC BY 2.0) modified

    Paul Smith | Compulsive Traveller

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