For amateur and professional photographers alike, London provides some excellent elevated spots to capture the city in all its glory. Here are some of our favourites:
Frank’s bar, Peckham
At Frank’s bar, not only will you be spoilt by an impressive view over London, at this car park turned bar, but also the choice of sipping on a Negroni at the same time. Get there early evening for a good spot to shoot the sun setting over the big smoke.
Described as ‘the vertical city’, The Shard is a high rise building like no other. It will cost a bit to enter its viewing point but it's a small price to pay for the extraordinary views you will experience and be able to capture for a lifetime. Charge up that camera, pay a bit extra for a glass of bubbly and get snap happy!
Anyone living in London will know its hard to beat Hampstead Heath and its all encompassing view over the city that lies below it. A bonus of shooting from here is the contrast of nature and city life that can be captured quite spectacularly from many viewpoints throughout the park. Then there are of course many great pubs nearby to reward yourself after a few of hours of shooting!
Roof Terrace at One New Change
A lesser known viewpoint, the roof terrace at One New Change offers a stunning position to get a panoramic shot of London and an opportunity to get up close and personal with St.Paul’s Cathedral.
There is no better place to be than atop one of London’s stunning bridges. Millenium Bridge (a.k.a ‘The Wobbly Bridge’) or Tower Bridge are our favourites when it comes to getting a nice shot of the Thames and all the sites surrounding it (or of the bridges themselves for that matter).
Apparently offering the highest ‘Afternoon Tea’, Paramount bar at Centre Point is another great option for shooting London from above, with the option of sipping on a nice cup of Earl Grey or English breakfast while you’re at it. With incredible views of BT Tower and other famous sites; you’ll have great opportunities to capture the buzz of rush-hour London in the comfort of peaceful surroundings.
Radio Rooftop Bar
With a description like this, there’s no doubting this bar for its epic views and quality of shooting opportunities over London. A visit may necessitate splashing out on a beverage or two but we reckon it's totally worth it!