Where are the best places to take photos in London? Here is our selection of 3 places in London to go with your camera and take photos. What could be better.
The City of London on a Sunday
Take a stroll around the City of London and you’ll be struck by the variety, size and density of the buildings you encounter. The City (London’s financial district), is the ancient heart of London and it contains some of London’s most ancient buildings. And, being where lots of money is made, it also contains some of the tallest, most extravagant skyscrapers in Europe. It is densely populated with a huge variety of architecture and on a Sunday is mostly deserted of people. If you set out to photograph these buildings you’ll be presented with opportunities to create great images, and you’ll also be challenged by the creative choices you have to make to capture the essence of the City’s architecture.
Columbia Road Flower Market
Every Sunday, Columbia Road in East London is transformed into a jungle of flowers, plants, trees and foliage. It’s densely populated not only with plants but also with people – market traders, east end hipsters, tourists and locals. It makes great opportunities to shoot candid portraits and capture the essence and buzz of the street. The buildings and shops are as characterful as the market traders and you can grab great images of life in this east end market. Room to move is at a premium so don’t expect to be able to set up your tripod, you’ll have to react quickly to capture fleeting moments of the market in action. Review your shots and step back from the crowds in one of the many excellent cafés nearby.
There is always something going on at the Southbank, day or night. For photography it has a combination of lots of people, striking architecture and loads going on. Check out the book market for candid portraits, or practice you composition by shooting the brutal architecture. Street performers, skateboarders and graffiti also present interesting photo opportunities (if you want to head off the beaten track head down the Cut and to Leake Street for a tunnel full of graffiti). A visit at night gives some of London’s best night photography, including the London Eye, and the views from Waterloo Bridge at sunset is one of London’s most iconic. You can also shoot the Houses of Parliament and St Paul’s Cathedral from the other side of the river to give a different perspective.