By Travel Ambassador Kate from Kate Victoria Photography
Instagram is shaping the way in which we travel. For good or for bad, people are scrolling through their feeds and thinking ‘ Where is that, I have to go there’. They then place a entire trip to somewhere exotic ( so to speak) because they wish themselves to take a similar photo.
Photo’s can be inspiring in many shapes and forms and so without further ado, here’s 5 of my favourite locations for photos in London, and where you can find them!
For Your ‘London’s Calling’ Shot
The UK’s (apart from Kingston Upon Hull’s cream ones) famous red telephone boxes are probably a must for any tourist wanting to get an iconic photo.
You’re guaranteed a delightful shot with any of these said boxes, but none better than one which has Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament as a backdrop. Nearest Tube Station: Westminster.
For the Views
For a while every single film set in London had at least one scene at Parliament Hill. Not to mention the number within that which featured this very bench.
Within Hampstead Heath, Parliament Hill has one of the best views over the whole city, showing off The Shard, The Gherkin, The Walkie Talkie and other well known landmarks. This spot is the perfect location to spend a hazy afternoon watching the sun turn the night sky red over the city. Nearest Tube Station: Kentish Town.
For Something A Little Bit Artsy
Not too far from Jack the Ripper’s hot spot of Whitechapel. Brick Lane, the home of vintage stores, man buns, fancy cereal shops, bagels and of course curry is also home to a handful of wall murals.The art work is constantly changing but If you have a good eye you will be able to imagery by Banksy. Nearest Tube Station: Shoreditch High Street.
For A Trip To Where ‘time’ Became Official.
Back into a little more greenery and this time its South of the River in Greenwich. Greenwich Park is the home of the Prime Meridian ( the adopted zero of longitude ie. GMT..ie. Greenwich Meantime), the Royal Observatory and yet another site for sore eyes. After making your way up to the top of a fairly steep hill you will find yourself amazed at the views back down towards the park, the National Maritime Museum and North towards Canary Wharf. Nearest Tube Station: Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich.
For A Stroll In 1901
Sticking with the Park theme and onto my favourite – Regents Park. The Park itself round in shape has a boating lake, is home to London Zoo, Primrose Hill and a rose garden with over 400 varieties. My favourite aspect of the Park however is hands down is the Board Walk which essentially runs the length of the Eastern side of the park. I always imagine people 100 years ago on an afternoon stroll just walking up and down for pleasure. Nearest Tube Station: Regents Park.