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Top tips: Best places to photograph in London

Updated: Aug 10

So you’re thinking of heading into London with your digital camera; batteries fully charged, SD cards formatted, lenses cleaned and tripod at the ready… but where to head first? There’s an overwhelming choice in London so we thought we’d provide you with a few ideas to get you started. We have come up with a dozen places worthy of checking out.


Before setting off you need to consider the time of day and weather conditions. If you’re after nice soft light then head out early morning or later afternoon, if you want harsh contrasting light then it’s midday for you. Of course, for night shots…well it goes without saying!


If you’re really not sure about light and how to use it then consider one of the many beginner London photography courses. It’s good to learn the basics by attending a photography workshop as it gives you a good base to grow from. On our site we have listed 28 photographers offering beginner photography courses in London, so you’re bound find something suited to your needs, check them out here.


So, let’s get started and in no particular order:


1. The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Bridge from the South Bank.

Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Bridge

2. Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral

Leake Street graffiti tunnel near Waterloo Station

Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel

Abbey Road (from the Beatles album cover)

Abbey Road

Richmond Park

Richmond Park

Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus

The London Underground

London Underground

The London Eye

The London Eye

Borough Market

Borough Market

The British Museum

The British Museum

Camden Locks & Market

Camden Locks & Market

We hope that you’ve found this blog useful and if you’d like to share any of your photos with us then we’d love to hear from you! Happy photographing :)

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