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Where to take the best photos in London with panoramic views

Where to take the best photos in London with panoramic views

Do you want to know the best places in London for a selfie? Or gorgeous locations to get the best photos of the city? London is such a beautiful city but it can be difficult to photograph, especially when you’re at street level. All those tall and historical buildings actually make it really difficult to get a good shot, especially if you’re shooting on your phone. For the best photos of London you need to get up high and get a panoramic view to see the beautiful, sprawling city.

Travel Hack Tip: For panoramic photos of London, I recommend getting to your photography location at either sunrise or just before sunset. At sunrise you’ll see all the gorgeous colours in the sky and it will be very quiet so you won’t have lots of people blocking your view. At sunset you have the option to stay a bit longer and see the city in daylight, at sunset, at dusk and then at night. If you’ve had miserable weather during the day and the city looks grey and lifeless then after dark is often the best time to get a good photo as the lights twinkle and you can’t see those miserable clouds!



Here are 10 of the best places in London to get great photos…


#1. Parliament Hill, Hamstead Heath, 98 metres high

Such a perfect spot to end my post work ?. #hilondon

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#2. Sky Garden, Walkie Talkie, 155 metres high


#3. Primrose Hill, Regent’s Park, 65 metres high

Good morning!! ?? #morning #sunrise #London #primrosehill #city #cityview #Londonview #bluesky #beautiful #UK

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#4. Tate Modern, 65 metres high

At Tate Modern today consulting about the new Late at Tate Modern event starting this month!

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#5. Emirates Air Line, 90 metres high

overlooking London ??

A photo posted by Simha Musthafa. (@siiiimmm) on



#6. Monument, 62 metres high

Such a beautiful city (:

A photo posted by Jack Kijek (@jkijek11) on


#7. Duck & Waffle, Heron Tower, 200 metres high

Sunrise breakfast at Duck and Waffle ? My #2for1trainfun challenge is off to a good start today!

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#8. St Paul’s, 134 metres high



#9. The Shard’s viewing platform, 243 metres high

What do you think of this @London view? ??? Photo by @alanisko #superBdestinations

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#10. London Eye, 135 metres high

Views over London from the London Eye. #2for1trainfun

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Monday 13th of November 2017

Sky Garden and London eye have attracted tourist towards London, what a great photo of Parliament Hill it has reminded all the days I have spent in London. You should also mention Waterloo Bridge it is a great tourist place and you can have superb photographs there.

Charmaine Ng

Saturday 3rd of December 2016

I went to London a few months ago and the view from the Sky Garden was gorgeous! - Charmaine