Think outside the home!

Or rather, think secret gardens, stunning cathedrals and grand music halls.

We've asked 10 professional photographers where they go to do the deed.

The result? A long list of some of the best photoshoot locations in London you can try out. So, read on and get ready to pack your camera bag and get that perfect shot of yours.

1. The South Bank & Borough Market with Kristian Leven

Looking for an iconic photoshoot location in London? Photographer Kristian Leven might just have the spot for you.

Best location for photo sessions in London

What is your favourite photo shoot location in London?

"London is so vast, with such richly characterful neighbourhoods, that it would be a disservice to say that there is only one area to rule them all. Having said that, there is one area that has never failed to bring me back a great selection of pictures during an engagement shoot – and that has to be the South Bank. It's an area of London where you're blessed with a plethora of stunning backdrops – St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, The Shard, the London Eye, House of Parliament; I really could go on."
South Banks as one of the best photoshoot location in London

What unique places do you find for your photoshoot?

"If you wanted to get away from that kind of vibe, you can head around Borough Market, where there are murals and atmospheric shafts of light all around you, if you decide to shoot on a sunny day."
"My recommendation would be to arrive super early before the crowds swarm the area. If you do, you'll be richly rewarded."
Borough Market is one of the best location for photography shoots

2. Hacknet & Walthamstow Marshes with Marcus Hessenberg

Once a city boy – always a city boy. Photographer Marcus Hessenberg brings us his choice of best photoshoots location that you can find in London city.

What is your favourite photo shoot location in London?

I love shooting in cityscapes. Mainly areas where people live and use—one of my favourite places to shoot is Hackney and Walthamstow Marshes and the surrounding area. London is so varied, and I find the whole place a great place to shoot – you get everything you need (apart from a beach) within the city, and it can be a background that can be as varied as you need. If you want the inner city, you get the inner city. If you want countryside, you get countryside. If you want water, you get water. Sometimes you even get cows grazing – within Zone 2.
Find the best photo location in London at Walthamstow Marshes
One of the best photoshoot locations in London at Hackney

Find more of Marcus Hessenberg's work at his website or his insta :mh_photos_london

3. City of London with Stuart Bailey

Stuart Bailey is a London based commercial, advertising, and lifestyle photographer.

He started his professional photography career in 2015 when he was working as an in-house photographer for the commercial airline British Airways.

In December 2019 he made the move to go freelance and start his own commercial photography business in London, and has since done work for some of the top creative agencies in London and large international and national clients.

I don’t actually have a favourite place in London to shoot. Most of my shoots are in peoples offices, in hotels, or we hire apartments for shoots, so it’s a bit difficult for me to say.
If I had to choose a favourite place in London to shoot, it might be around the City of London because of all the high rise and interesting buildings. The light shining between those buildings at certain times of the day is beautiful. Great for portraits or architectural photography 👌

To check out some of Stuart Bailey’s work visit his website, or Instagram.

Closing thoughts

Hopefully, you've found one (or five) locations fitting for the atmosphere you want to convey on your next photo shoot.

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