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London Travel & Photography Guide

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London Travel & Photography Guide

London is one of the largest and most densely populated cities in the world. London is a cultural and fashion capital, a great place to go out, and an amazing place to eat. The only problem with London is that it’s very, very expensive; it can eat away at your budget if you aren’t careful.

You Should Know before Go

London has been a political, cultural and economic centre of western Europe complete with a rich history.

My first impressions of London : Pubs, museums, theater, and royalty.
Language: English
Population: 14 million
Currency: Pound
Visa and Entry:  UK Visa

  • 2nd largest city of European Union
  • London was the world’s most populous city from 1831 to 1925. Its population was 8,6 million in 1939.
  • London is not a christian city. Only 40% of population is christian.
  • London’s economy is the largest in Europe. London Stock Exchange is one of the world’s oldest stock exchanges and can trace its history back to 1571.
  • 65 million tourists visited London in 2015.
  • London Metro line opened in 1863 and it has 270 stations.
London City Guide

Best Photo Shooting Places in London

  1. Big Ben and the House of Parliament – In between Wenceslas Square and Charles Bridge is the Old Town Square. Outside of Charles bridge, this is usually the most crowded area in Prague. There’s a variety of architecture surrounding the Jan Hus monument in the middle, but what really draws the tourists is the medieval Prague Orloj, the oldest working astronomical clock in the world. Mixed with Prague’s amazing architecture surrounding the square, it can provide some nice photos, though.

2. Tower of London – Wenceslas Square is more of a wide boulevard than a square. Many historic events have happened here and it’s become the most popular spot for demonstrations, celebrations and public gatherings. Wenceslas is lined with beautiful, older architecture that is now the home of a variety of shopping stores.

3. Buckingham Palace – Josefov is the smallest named area in Prague and is surrounded by the Old Town. Josefov was once the Jewish Ghetto of Prague, but is nothing like it used to be. Outside of a few synagogues and the famous jewish cemetery, most of the area was demolished and rebuilt.

4. Westminster Abbey – Visually, Charles Bridge might be my favorite bridge in the world. It’s straight out of a fairytale. It’s also probably the busiest and most crowded bridge in the world. Street performers, musicians, artists and merchants line the sides of the bridge, while tourists fill the rest of it. If you get here early in the morning, though, you can beat the crowds and catch it before it fills up.

5. Trafalgar Square – Prague Castle, Hradčany surrounds Prague’s largest castle in the world. That’s why it’s commonly called the Castle District. Much of the district consists of historical palaces, so it has much of that Prague fairytale feel. From the top, you get to see the mix of Prague’s orange rooftops, architecture, and green trees that give the city a special atmosphere. This district is full of opportunities for finding ways to mix this fairytale feeling and look into your Street Photography.

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Things to Capture – Photo Shooting Alternatives in London

Architecture (Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, 19th-Century Neoclassical, Art Nouveau, Communist)

Fairytale Feeling with towers and churchs.

London Eye

if you get up early you can explore and capture a much different looking, and feeling, London. You can spend days walking the cobblestone streets of the center with your camera, or if you have time and know any locals, you can venture outside the center to capture a completely different city.

For transportation from Prague airport with London Public Transport, you will need a London Map and London Metro Map. You will find them in airport.

If you read this London Travel & Photography Guide but still have some questions about shooting in London, feel free to comment below or email me!

Weather of London for Travellers

Prague has a humid continental climate. The winters are relatively cold with average temperatures at about freezing point, and with very little sunshine. Snow cover can be common between mid-November and late March although snow accumulations of more than 20 cm (8 in) are infrequent.

Summers usually bring plenty of sunshine and the average high temperature of 24 °C (75 °F). Nights can be quite cool even in summer, though.

Average high in July is 24,5 °C (76 °F). Average low in January is *-4°C (25 °F).

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