The age of the selfie is here and millions of people are now travelling around the world carrying long sticks and snapping pictures of themselves. If you’re looking to create exciting memories to keep with you forever, there’s no better place to fill your photo album than London.
England’s capital is packed full of interesting and unique places to snap photos. From historic landmarks and beautiful architecture to gorgeous scenery and iconic London memorabilia, there are hundreds of great photo spots close to our Lancaster Gate hotels. We’ve picked out some of our favourite backdrops so you can snap the ultimate selfie.
Princess Diana Memorial Fountain
Hyde Park, London
This gorgeous monument was built in memory of the beloved Princess Diana and is one of London’s most sentimental sites. The great thing about the memorial is that it is surrounded by trees and grass which means it looks good all year round. Whether the leaves are green, brown or covered with snow, it’s a perfect sport for a selfie.
Oxford Street, London
Bring along your selfie stick for this one because there aren’t many snapshots as cool as a picture looking up at you standing underneath the iconic Marble Arch. The historic 19th-century triumphal arch makes a beautiful backdrop for any photo. The Tube station right next to the arch makes it a breeze to get to from the Lancaster Gate hotels.
Kensington Gardens, London
There are many royal buildings dotted around London but not many are as beautiful as Kensington Palace. Be sure to bring along your wide angle lens to get all of the building’s beauty in the picture.
Marylebone Road, London
Unfortunately, it’s not everyday we meet our celebrity heroes. Luckily you can find the next best thing at Madame Tussauds waxwork museum. Grab a selfie with your favourite singer or snap a picture with the queen, no one has to know it wasn’t real.
Perhaps one of the most famous streets in London, Oxford Street has become a hotspot for travellers and shoppers from around the world. Make your way to the end of the street and snap a selfie while trying to get as many famous shops in as you can. An evening shot looks even better thanks to the pretty decorative lights.
Abbey Road Studios
Abbey Road, London
Ever since the fab four dropped their Abbey Road album, the studio has gained worldwide fame thanks to the iconic street sign and street crossing that was featured on the album cover. People from all over the world travel to the studio to recreate the famous walk across the road. Head over and snap a photo of yourself leaning against the famous Abbey Road sign for a unique selfie.
Fulham Road, London
Football fans will love a chance to get a selfie in front of the famous Stamford Bridge stadium. Home to Chelsea FC, the stadium has become a popular London tourist attraction for sports fans around the world.