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May 2020

Top 5 photo spots in London

Post — trips and events

May 2020

Top 5 photo spots in London

London is a perfect city for keen photographers. While the big metropole is known for its stunning architecture, red double-deck buses and cosmopolitan life, bucolic promenades, green spaces and even wildlife are also part of its DNA, making it a place where photo spots abound.

Here are our top picks:

London is a perfect city for keen photographers. While the big metropole is known for its stunning architecture, red double-deck buses and cosmopolitan life, bucolic promenades, green spaces and even wildlife are also part of its DNA, making it a place where photo spots abound.

Here are our top picks:

1.The bank of the Thames in Hammersmith

The riverside in West London Hammersmith are a haven of peace in the middle of the hectic capital. You’ll sneak into narrow alleyways to glimpse Victorian houses and their coquettish garden with a view. Whether it rains or shines, you will likely see the rowers training, passing the brightly-coloured old houseboats moored up on the north bank.You’ll also find along the way quite a few waterside pubs, always welcoming and cosy, the terrace of which are busy even in Winter times. And if you wait until sunset, you’ll get the chance to capture the Hammersmith Bridge – the first suspension bridge over the Thames – bathed in the dying sun rays.

1. The bank of the Thames in Hammersmith

The riverside in West London Hammersmith are a haven of peace in the middle of the hectic capital. You’ll sneak into narrow alleyways to glimpse Victorian houses and their coquettish garden with a view. Whether it rains or shines, you will likely see the rowers training, passing the brightly-coloured old houseboats moored up on the north bank.You’ll also find along the way quite a few waterside pubs, always welcoming and cosy, the terrace of which are busy even in Winter times. And if you wait until sunset, you’ll get the chance to capture the Hammersmith Bridge – the first suspension bridge over the Thames – bathed in the dying sun rays.

2.Wildlife in Richmond Park

Deer in the megapolis, who would have thought? Known as the “Deer Park”, Richmond Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers an area of 2 500 acres. This green lung is a top site for ancient trees and is also home of rare species including birds, beetles, bats and wildflowers. The parc offers majestic sceneries with its grasslands and deer herds, living in the wild, resting or leaping about.

Photograph of a deer in Richmond Park, London

My Dear Deer, Richmond Park

2.Wildlife in Richmond Park

Deer in the megapolis, who would have thought? Known as the “Deer Park”, Richmond Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers an area of 2 500 acres. This green lung is a top site for ancient trees and is also home of rare species including birds, beetles, bats and wildflowers. The parc offers majestic sceneries with its grasslands and deer herds, living in the wild, resting or leaping about.

Photograph of a deer in Richmond Park, London

My Dear Deer, Richmond Park

3.The Millenium Bridge

T
his steel suspension bridge is one of the city’s most striking landmark. This 4-meter wide and 330-meter long bridge is of a cutting-edge and unique design. It links the Tate Modern Gallery to the City of London at St. Paul’ Cathedral and is perfectly aligned to create an impressive vista of the latter.

Fun fact! There are around 400 tiny masterpieces on this Bridge painted by The Chewing Gum Man. This street artist uses the chewing gum dropped by people as canvas for its artwork.

St Paul's Cathedral in London

St Paul’s Cathedral, City of London

3.The Millenium Bridge

This steel suspension bridge is one of the city’s most striking landmark. This 4-meter wide and 330-meter long bridge is of a cutting-edge and unique design. It links the Tate Modern Gallery to the City of London at St. Paul’ Cathedral and is perfectly aligned to create an impressive vista of the latter.

Fun fact! There are around 400 tiny masterpieces on this Bridge painted by The Chewing Gum Man. This street artist uses the chewing gum dropped by people as canvas for its artwork.

St Paul's Cathedral in London

St Paul’s Cathedral, City of London

4.Street Art in East London

Another spot for street art lover is East London. By wandering up and down the streets from Shoreditch up to Bethnal Green and Poplar, you’ll stumble across colourful urban art, which emblazon the districts’ walls. London is home of lots of international and local street artists and has one of the biggest street art “collections” in the world. Guided tours as well as street art photography workshops are even organised!

Photograph - Street art in Shoreditch

East Side, Shoreditch District, London

4.Street Art in East London

Another spot for street art lover is East London. By wandering up and down the streets from Shoreditch up to Bethnal Green and Poplar, you’ll stumble across colourful urban art, which emblazon the districts’ walls. London is home of lots of international and local street artists and has one of the biggest street art “collections” in the world. Guided tours as well as street art photography workshops are even organised!

Photograph - Street art in Shoreditch

East Side, Shoreditch District, London

5.The view from the Sky Garden

Right in the heart of the City, the Sky Garden is London’s highest garden. On the last floor of this 155-meter high skyscraper, you’ll get a panoramic and 360° view of Greater London. A great spot to shoot the best city’s landmarks: The Tower Bridge, the Shard, The Tower of London, London Eye, Big Ben and much more!

The entrance is free, but you have to book a ticket in advance.

Photograph of the Shard, London

The Shard, London

5.The view from the Sky Garden

Right in the heart of the City, the Sky Garden is London’s highest garden. On the last floor of this 155-meter high skyscraper, you’ll get a panoramic and 360° view of Greater London. A great spot to shoot the best city’s landmarks: The Tower Bridge, the Shard, The Tower of London, London Eye, Big Ben and much more!

The entrance is free, but you have to book a ticket in advance.

Photograph of the Shard, London

The Shard, London

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