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

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

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

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#4. Tate Modern, 65 metres high

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#5. Emirates Air Line, 90 metres high

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#6. Monument, 62 metres high

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

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#8. St Paul’s, 134 metres high

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

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#10. London Eye, 135 metres high

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Monica is the founder and editor of Fujiidenki. She began the blog in 2009 when she left the UK to travel around Asia and Australia for two years. She's now a professional blogger and has travelled around the world in search of stylish adventure travel.Monica has recently had her second baby and is determined to prove that travelling with a baby is possible!

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  1. 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.

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