London has plenty of cool, quirky and beautiful places for photographers, and lots of these spots will have your social media followers going mad with envy. The following list includes five of the most FOMO inducing spots in the city, perfect for grabbing a few shots before continuing your adventures…
There’s plenty to photograph in Brick Lane, most pertinently the plentiful street art you’ll find on almost every wall. It’s a creative place at the best of times, filled with interesting shops, markets and more – but the street art is what will make your Insta feed really stand out while staying at our hotels near Shoreditch station. We recommend either joining one of the many street art tours which operate in the area, or exploring it yourself on foot armed with your camera or smartphone. Either way, there’s lots to see and discover which will make you the envy of all your followers.
There are few places as picturesque as Neil’s Yard, with its bright colours and stunning flora and fauna. This is the ideal space to take your camera when you’re enjoying the city, as it is filled with brightly decorated buildings and alleyways which are bursting with life and creativity. When you’re done with taking photos for your Insta feed, there’s also ample opportunity to immerse yourself in some serious shopping!
St Paul’s Cathedral
London is filled with incredible historic buildings, so you’re effectively spoilt for choice during your stay at hotels near Shoreditch station. However, a few truly do stand out for their grandeur and significance and St Paul’s Cathedral is one such building. It’s visible from many different vantage points throughout the city, or you can choose to visit the cathedral yourself and reach the top for incredible aerial views. We recommend visiting on days where the skies are clear, ensuring you get better shots of the famous London skyline.
Natural History Museum
Another thing London has in abundance is lots of museums, and many of them are downright scenic. The Natural History Museum certainly fits the bill, with its incredible historic architecture, beautiful exhibits and attractions. The cavernous walkways of the museum are sure to impress both amateur and professional photographers, as well as providing a great backdrop for selfies and group shots. We recommend parking in Shoreditch then getting the Tube to the museum for the ideal day out – and an added benefit of visiting here is that there’s lots for you to see and do while you’re taking photos.
If you’re new to London, you might not have experienced Piccadilly Circus in all its splendour – but by night, this is a place which truly comes alive! With advertising all around helping to illuminate the space, this is somewhere to arrive with high quality camera kit and really make the most of your journey.