You’re cool, you know it. You’ve got the outfit, you picked your local photographer (TheShoot.io). Weekend weather is looking as fine as you. The last little thing to sort out: Where are you having this epic photoshoot? You need a location that wears you just as well as you wear those bomb kicks. Well look down right here ‘cause we made a list! Introducing The Shoot approved top 10 places in London for your next street style photoshoot, baby!
1. Brick Lane, Shoreditch
Image by photographer Lydia A
Street Art, curry houses and plenty of retro thread shops make this east London staple a prime locale for next photoshoot. Brick Lane offers many worlds in one. It’s Jack the Ripper old world charm meets modern day cultural melting pot. Throw in some street food vendors, a tonne of well dressed people and London’s best street art for your backdrop and you are well on your way to one successful day in front of the camera!
Hot Tip: Weekends are mental so get there early to avoid getting your toes stomped on!
2. Notting Hill, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Image by photographer Morgane B
Notting Hill needs no introduction. Hugh Grant’s blue door and the pastel shades of terraced houses make this London neighbourhood a popular choice for bloggers and instagrammers alike. Check out the autumnals at popular brunch spot Dalloway Terrace or strike a pose in front of the famous floral façade of local pub The Churchill Arms.
Hot Tip: “You had me at hello” oh wait wrong film…
3. Chelsea, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Image by photographer Kate
Just so we are perfectly clear we are not talking about a photoshoot with the Boys in Blue at Stamford Bridge! No, we are talking about London’s classiest neighbourhood and one of the best for your upcoming fashion photoshoot. Chelsea’s amber bricks and rows of polished white townhouses make your perfect backdrop for both fashion and portrait shoots, or the ever so Made in Chelsea, paparazzi style shoot. You literally cannot go wrong. But just to be sure checkout the areas of Sloane Square and BlueBird Cafe.
Hot Tip: Keep your eyes peeled for any *minor* celebs
4. Oxford Circus, City of Westminster
Where better for a street style photoshoot than Oxford Circus?! The famed centre of London shopping and fashion Oxford Circus is easily one of the most recognisable places in London. Whether it is the iconic shop fronts that align Oxford Street or the stunning architecture adorning Regents Street, you’re sure to find a fantastic backdrop for your fashion or street style shoot. This place is on all year round but throw in the Christmas decorations and Oxford Circus goes next level.
Hot Tip: Get there BEFORE the 10 billion tourists do! If not, you’ll regret it!
5. Butler’s Wharf, Shad Thames
Image by photographer Ewa
No London photoshoot is truly complete that does not feature her greatest asset, the River Thames. This lesser known but immensely cool part of London sits right on the river and just east of Tower Bridge. What was once an important shipping wharf and a chocolate biscuit factory, Butler’s Wharf is now an incredible collection of old world buildings that have been converted into luxurious apartments and excellent boutique shops. Throw in the Thames and this is the perfect backdrop for your London Themed street style photoshoot.
Hot Tip: Don’t get yourself lost in the immense maze of cobblestone streets!
Did we miss anything? While we most certainly rate ourselves as experts on the matter there’s a slim chance we missed somewhere from the list. Please let us know your thoughts on where to go for London’s best street style photoshoots!