King Charles Street
Tucked away just a few steps from Westminster Bridge, the famous King Charles Street is the real star of our Westminster Bridge route for Flytographer Jimmy. It has been used in many Hollywood movies, such as Sherlock Holmes, The Avengers, and many more. This is a great spot to capture the feel of old central London.
One of the most iconic symbols of London, Tower Bridge boldly spans the River Thames, but dig deeper and you’ll discover one of Jimmy’s favourite London spots on our Tower Bridge route, Shad Thames.
“My favourite ‘private’ area for photoshoots is Shad Thames. It has that super industrial old London look and feel because the buildings along this historic street are all original and date back to the 1900s. The buildings and bridges that connect them were once used for manufacturing and shipping tea leaves. When the tide is low, you can get some cracking low shots close to Tower Bridge, but be careful, the rocks can be very slippery during low tide.”
Discover Millennium Bridge along our Iconic London or St. Paul’s Cathedral routes. Don’t miss the knockout views of St. Paul’s Cathedral from the bridge.
The perfect stop to discover along our Covent Garden, Leicester Square, and Piccadilly Circus route, Flytographer Jodi considers Trafalgar Square the central hub of London’s cultural West End. It’s just a short walk from Leicester Square cinemas and theatres, as well as home to the beautiful National Gallery. This is also a perfect spot to walk towards Buckingham Palace, with a view of the London Eye along the way.
For totally unique vibes in central London, Jodi recommends Shoreditch, filled with colourful graffiti, gritty streets, and a lively buzz. Don’t miss Spitalfields Market, a covered market — ideal for London’s trademark drizzle — perfect for browsing local arts, vintage items, and more.
Tower Bridge & Tower of London
Our Tower Bridge and Tower of London route is distinctly London. Flytographer Jodi’s favourite time to walk along the Thames is at golden hour (pssst…that’s the hour just after sunrise or just before sunset. In addition to seeing one of London’s most iconic attractions, the city views from Tower Bridge are tough to beat.
The Barbican Centre
The perfect addition to our Brick Lane and Spitalfields route, Mairéad loves the Brutalist architecture at this London icon. “The lines of the building and the light they create can make for some beautiful photos.”
Creative types and tech heads have recently breathed new life into this unique corner of London where curry houses, street art and trend-setters coexist in a uniquely vibrant scene.
This area has a very cute village-y feel to it. Church Street is filled with lots of lovely cafés and shops, with colourful and interesting facades.
“My favourite is the Millennium Bridge, because it is where we can get a beautiful backdrop with St Paul’s Cathedral.”
“Another favourite is Parliament Hill on Hampstead Heath, as it has a great view over London and is great fun for family photos.”