Pack your selfie stick and head to some of these prime locations to get some classic shots.
World Photo Day will arrive on August 19th and while the best photographers in the world will no doubt be showing off their masterpieces, there’s no reason why everyone can’t get involved. Even if you’re only in London for a serviced apartment short stay, make the most of it and capture some epic selfies.
If you don’t know where to start, then we have plenty of inspiration for you.
St Paul’s Cathedral from the Millennium Bridge
St Paul’s Cathedral is such an iconic part of the London skyline that new buildings will only be approved if they don’t disturb the view of it from any angle. To get a great selfie of this stunning building, which is right in the heart of The City, stand on the Millennium Bridge and allow the structure to guide the eye to the distinctive dome of the church.
Tower Bridge and Tower of London
Two more classic symbols of the capital are Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, but getting all of them in the shot can be tricky. Stand just outside The Scoop on the south bank of the River Thames for the best angle to capture the bridge in its entirety. Then readjust your background for a pic with the whole of the Tower of London behind. Two in one – selfie gold.
The Eros Statue in Piccadilly Circus
In order to achieve the perfect London selfie in Piccadilly Circus, it’s not just about position, but also timing. Set yourself up by the Eros Statue with the famous neon advertising signs behind. There is a road that runs between these two landmarks, so just wait until a red London bus goes by and snap your picture at exactly the right moment for three doses of selfie magic.
Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from Westminster Bridge
A pic of the Elizabeth Tower, complete with its Big Ben clock and the Houses of Parliament beside it will let everyone know that you’ve been to London. The question is just where to take it from and we think that Westminster Bridge is the perfect place. Stand next to the beautiful old lamppost exactly the right distance away and get a shot that could have been taken at any point over the last few centuries – timeless.
The London Eye from Westminster Bridge
While you’re on the bridge, change your focus and get a selfie with the London Eye in as well. From this distance you’re far enough away to fit the whole of this massive wheel into your viewfinder. It’s also possible to be a bit creative and pretend that you’re spinning it yourself or holding it in the palm of your hand.
London from The View from the Shard on level 72
Take your selfies to new heights with a photo from the tallest building in Europe. There is an outdoor gallery on level 72 of The View from the Shard, which gives you an uninterrupted vista of London. A selfie here gives a real sense of the size of the city and you may be able to pick out certain landmarks in the background.
The Shard from London Bridge Station
If you haven’t got a head for heights, but still want The Shard to be part of your selfie, then make it the focus, as opposed to the apparatus of the pic. Stand outside of London Bridge Tube Station and shoot a selfie with the huge building rising up behind you. It’s instantly recognisable and will save you having to go to the top.
To celebrate world photo day, we are giving you the chance to win a free night’s stay at SACO The Cannon, our stunning aparthotel in the heart of London. Simply share a photo of your best selfie in one of the SACO cities on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, tagging us and using the hashtag #SACOSelfie
*Competition ends 31st of August 2016. Terms & conditions apply, please contact us for more details.