Top 11 selfie spots in London

With famous landmarks like the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye to act as a backdrop, London is a selfie-taker’s paradise.

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge stars in a lot of selfies. Head to More London on the south bank of the Thames where you’ll get a great angle for a shot of the entire bridge. From here, you can also snap yourself with the Tower of London.

Gaze at Tower Bridge every day by changing your Zoom background to an image of the iconic bridge.

Buckingham Palace

There are plenty of ways to take a fun selfie outside Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s official London residence. Stand in St James's Park to get the entire palace in your shot or take a close-up outside the gates. Or, wait for the Changing the Guard ceremony to get a picture of the guards in action.

Pretend you're at Buckingham Palace while on video calls with a Zoom background of the royal residence.

Madame Tussauds

Strike a pose with your favourite celebrity at wax museum Madame Tussauds. From Prince William to the Queen, Usain Bolt to David Beckham, Rihanna to One Direction, Barack Obama to Nelson Mandela, there are a huge variety of wax figures poised to star in your selfie. 

Piccadilly Circus

The neon-lit billboards at Piccadilly Circus make it a great place for a selfie. Try and catch one of the many iconic red London buses in your shot as they drive by. The thoroughfare's Statue of Eros is another popular selfie hotspot.

The Shard

One of London’s most striking landmarks and the UK’s tallest building stands magnificently as part of the city’s skyline. Head up to one of the building’s bars, restaurants or The View from The Shard for an enviable selfie from 800 feet (244 metres) above London. You can also take a picture with the 95-storey skyscraper in the background from the area around London Bridge Station or across the Thames around the Tower of London and St Katharine’s Pier.

Want to make your video calls more London themed? Change your Zoom background to an image of The Shard.

London telephone box

The red telephone booth is another London icon, and there are still a few dotted about the city. There's one in Hay's Galleria and plenty in and around Covent Garden off the Piazza and on the Strand. For those seeking the rare blue police phone box (like Doctor Who's Tardis), there’s one outside Earl's Court Tube Station.

Stand in front of the booth near the Churchill Statue in Parliament Square with Big Ben behind you, and get two London icons in your selfie!

Big Ben and Houses of Parliament

Next to the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower (which houses the Big Ben bell) is the most popular place to take a selfie in London. Stand on Westminster Bridge for a close-up with the iconic clock face, or make your way to the south bank of the Thames opposite to get both landmarks in the same shot.

Try out a Zoom background of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben when on video calls for some London-themed fun.

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St Paul's Cathedral

Stand on Millennium Bridge for a selfie with a great view of St Paul’s Cathedral. You can take a look inside at the building’s incredible architecture and head down to the crypt and discover the tombs and memorials of Admiral Lord Nelson and the Duke of Wellington, but pictures aren’t allowed.

HM Tower of London


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Head inside the Tower of London to get a selfie with a Yeoman Guard, or Beefeater. They can be found standing guard or giving tours, and their striking livery is hard to miss. The Tower is generally a great place for photography, but you can’t take a picture of the Crown Jewels! 

The London Eye

Don't miss a selfie in front of the London Eye! While a selfie taken in one of its capsules can capture a great view of the London skyline, a shot of the huge wheel from Westminster Bridge across the Thames on Victoria Embankment will also make a memorable picture.

Primrose Hill

Take a selfie from the top of Primrose Hill for one of the best panoramic views of London. While you're there you could also visit the nearby ZSL London Zoo for a few fun snaps with lions, chimpanzees and penguins.

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