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Top 10 Landmarks in London England for Photography.

Top 10 Landmarks in London England for Photography
Written by Dave Peterson

Top 10 Landmarks in London England for Photography.

Who visits England without visiting its most well-known icons?

Not us, that’s for sure. Getting from Australia to England is a little too expensive for some. So if you’re heading there, be prepared to photograph what you see.

Below, we’re going to mention the top 10 landmarks to visit in London. Consider the list as guiding compass on what to visit, and what photos you need to bring home.

Or put on Instagram…

(1) Big Ben.

Previously called the Clock Tower, this is one of London’s largest local icons. It is located to the north of Westminster Palace.

This is the most important icon in the UK. A lot of London movies incorporated shots of Big Ben.

Regardless, most people don’t know what Big Ben looks like. If you want to snap shots of Big Ben, make that double decker busses are in the pic.

Oddly enough, people associate the busses much better with England…

Also, the clock was built around 160 years ago, so it’s quite old. If you want a feel for what Victorian England looked like, this is a piece of architecture to explore!

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(2) Westminster Palace. – Top 10 Landmarks in London England for Photography.

It’s close to Big Ben. If you’re going to photograph the Clock Tower, then you might as well shoot this.

This is where the UK Parliament meets. The Westminster palace is close the River Thames, London’s most famous river.

Be sure to enjoy scenery while you take pictures of the palace!

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(3) Tower of London.

Speaking of the River Thames, move to the center of London, and you’ll come across another icon.

That would be the Tower of London.

This is an ancient castle, which was built close to 1066. This goes 700-800 years behind the Victorian Era, which is an interesting time.

You get to see what England may have looked like back in the Gothic age. So be sure to visit and explore the vast building!

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(4) London Eye.

Move further south the Thames, and you’ll find the London Eye. This is actually a Ferris wheel.

Surprising, isn’t it?

Here, you can get the highest view of London, if you get to the wheels’ top. Specifically, you can reach a height of 245 meters.

Besides taking pictures of the wheel, you can get to the top and snap pictures from there!

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(5) The Walkie Talkie Building. Top 10 Landmarks in London England for Photography.

This building is located at Fenchurch Street, London’s business district. The building is a commercial skyscraper, which looks like a Walkie Talkie.

The shape is weird, but fun to look at.

Due to its size, you’ll have to take pictures of the building a few blocks away. You won’t capture its essence otherwise!

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(6) Tower Bridge.

You’ll recognize this bridge if you watched the London 2012 Olympics. This building crosses the River Thames, connecting Southwark and Tower Hamlets.

The bridge was built 123 years ago, so it’s quite old. The fact that it is withstanding to this day is fascinating.

You can take pictures of surrounding London from this location. Or, you can always take a picture of the bridge from afar!

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(7) The Shard.

Speaking of Southwark, we have The Shard. This is a skyscraper that is 95 stories, and over 300 meters high.

This the 2nd tallest building in the UK. The shape of the building looks like a glass shard, or specifically, a very thin pyramid.

You can best get pictures of the building from the Tower Bridge. You’ll get the building’s size etched better into your photo!

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(8) Buckingham Palace. Top 10 Landmarks in London England for Photography.

Back to the Westminster region. This is where the royal UK monarch resides. It’s also the administrative building for the UK royalty.

You can take pictures of the building, but you won’t get a meeting with the Queen.

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(9) Saint Paul’s Cathedral.

The Bishop of London manages this cathedral.

The cathedral is located at Ludgate Hill, which is London’s highest point. It is one of London’s most known religious sites.

If you’re religious, you’ll definitely enjoy the mood of the building.

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(10) The Square Mile.

This is actually the location where the Walkie Talkie building is. The Square Mile is London’s business district.

Consider it to be the Switzerland of the city.

This area isn’t as crowded as other parts of the city. The population here is low, so you’ll definitely enjoy the area.

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Final Reminder.
If you want pictures of London, make sure to take them during day time. London can be smoggy city, with low levels of sunlight. (Does not apply for PRO photographers with DSLR and tripod)

You won’t photograph much in the dark.

Keep daytime for snapping pics, and the night for enjoying the world renown London nightlife!

Top 10 Landmarks in London England for Photography.

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Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson
Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible.

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

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