London is a backdrop for practically anything. Whether you’re a fashion blogger or a foodie lover, there’s literally a pretty little side street waiting for a picture to be taken.
As you’ll see from my Insta feed, I have a special love for my Desi wear. I really wanted to showcase my designs from a different perspective and what better way to do it than by taking on the city.
I tend to collaborate with photographers or on very rare occasions, with the best photographer – my husband (he’s not a professional though). So, here are my top 10 photo shoot locations in London. In no particular order.
(All photographers are tagged by Instagram accounts. All Indian outfits are from Ladlee UK)
This little gem is tucked away in the more famous tourist hot spot better known as Covent Garden. It does get busy so I’d recommend getting there nice early in the morning to take some shots.
St Paul’s Cathedral
The best spot for a great shot is at the top of Madison rooftop bar. The roof terrace itself is open to the public seven days a week. As it’s public property, it’s important to note that photos have to be quick. It’s a very popular summer hotspot so expect photo bombs if you’re visiting during prime time.
I didn’t know this place existed until I did some research myself. It’s hidden away near Bank station and is very quiet during weekends as it’s situated at the heart of the business district. The market itself has a very rich and serious vibe, which kind of reminds me of Harry Potter. It’s a great place for Fall/ Autumn looks.
Of course this had to be on the list. It goes without saying.
There are plenty of spots along the river to get shots like this. You’ll need some patience as it’s sprawling with tourists.
Candy flossed doors and quirky independent businesses is a brief intro to one of my favourite places in London; Notting Hill. The pretty pastels are ideal for delicate Spring looks. You’ll find shop fronts painted in all sorts of colours, and it will surely get your creative juices flowing. Be mindful however, that many of the cute door fronts are privately owned and in most cases someone’s home. Take pictures where it’s appropriate to do so and without invading anyone’s privacy.
I said to myself, ‘if I take a photo here, it better be good one’! Tower Bridge is a prime location for fashion shoots and I’m sure you can see why. It’s not as busy as some of the other hot spots and there’s plenty of space to move around and be creative.
St Pancras Station
Just as you exit St Pancras station, you’ll find the Renaissance Hotel. The road near to the hotel portrays an element of heritage and luxury and is a great spot for a shot or two.
The financial district of London is rich in high-rise banks and modern architecture. It’s classy, luxurious and definitely one to put on your bucket list. If you’re visiting Canary Wharf, it won’t be possible to do an obvious, photo shoot as it’s all private land. The odd snap on your phone however is acceptable.
The Streets of London
When there’s nothing left, turn to the streets of London. I’ve had a couple of shoots where things haven’t gone to plan and sometimes you just need to walk and own your surroundings.