17 best spots for night photography in London

London is one of the most illuminated and happening cities in the world, and one of the most photographed as well.

Let’s get started with some of our favorite spots to shoot London’s historic and landmark locations. We started from Tower Bridge, and then moved onto some other locations around Central London.

Tower Bridge –

The London’s iconic Tower Bridge is worth crossing, not only for its amazing structure, but also for the view that offers.

You can get good Instagram from both sides of river. Although it’s always busy type of place – but there is enough space on both sides to set up your tripod and compose pictures.

Location – Butler’s Wharf Pier and Vista Tower Bridge

Tower of London –

We got some good shots of Tower of London from opposite side of river after getting down from Tower Bridge. Setup your gear near railings to get the great reflections in river.

Location – Vista Tower Bridge

London’s Skyline –

Now since you are already there in front of City hall, the best view of cityscape is right in front of you. Enjoy clicking those skyscrapers illuminating during clear winter.

This picture we clicked while crossing the Tower Bridge

Location – Vista Tower Bridge


Walk path between London Bridge to Tower Bridge-

Keep walking towards London bridge, it’s a happening walk day and night. Lot of street vendors, performers and great vistas alongside river

Location Walk Path

London Bridge –

“London Bridge Is Falling Down”………! 😊

London bridge is an actual “the bridge” – because for nearly two thousand years it occupies the same place. We loved to stand on this iconic bridge to watch the busy river traffic and look at the wonderful view towards the Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast and Tower of London.

Location – Walk path

Southwark Bridge

Southwark Bridge can be captured completely If you are walking along the bankside footpath between Shakespeare’s Globe and Clink Street Prison area. The bridge was built in 1921 and is one of the more decorative ones across the Thames. It is nicely floodlit at night and affords great views of The Shard, HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge.
Location – Bankside Pier


Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus is a “never disappoint” place, go there to get stunning views when lights are on. Apart from photography it’s also a most lively place to hangout in London.

Location – Piccadilly Intersection

Covent Garden

Covent Garden a place with lot of picture opportunities, spend a few hours browsing the colorful shops and watching the street entertainers. During festival season every street is illuminated with Christmas tree and decorations.

Location – Every street is picturesque 😊


Trafalgar Square

Great place filled with culture and architecture. So happening and there is always something going on in Trafalgar square. Must visit spot for photos.

Location – Trafalgar Square

Millennium Bridge

The Millenium Bridge is an instantly recognizable bridge across the River Thames because Its impressive architectural style. It’s provides a nice a comfortable walk particularly in the evenings, since it’s a pedestrian only bridge. Enjoy a great views of St. Paul and River.

Location – Peter’s Hill


Ever since we got married, I have always been fascinated for all those romantic “hand in hand” walks. Movies could be one of the reasons, Southbank tops in all those locations I had in mind.

Location – Southbank walk

Oxford Street

One of my favorite street for window shopping. This bustling street is like a paradise for photographers. Just stroll around and if it’s a festival don’t miss the special decorations.

Location – Oxford Street



The Westminster Bridge & Big Ben

Another beautiful bridge across the River Thames with great views of the iconic London skyline. A great spot to capture some fantastic photos of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and the London Eye.
Location – Big Ben Viewpoint


Houses of Parliament

Unfortunately during our London visit the iconic clock tower – Big Ben was all covered for renovation. Still, we were able to capture some good clicks from the other side of road

Location – Westminster Station Bridge Street


The London eye

Best time to click London eye is at night. We went to opposite side of river near pier to get uninterrupted view from front.

Location – Westminster Millennium Pier

Harrods –

Harrods is famous for its sheer size and glamour, but for its decoration/lights were enough to stay there.

Location – Front view of Harrods

Hyde Park –

Apart from lot of food and many rides go there to get good clicks. These place looks amazing in night, with all glaring rides going up and down, illuminating food stalls and festival decorations around.

Location – Winter Wonderland

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