Best engagement shoot locations in London
Visiting London and want to remember your adventure with a photo shoot, but have no idea where to start? It’s a big city and the choice is huge, so a good way to approach it is to think about what sort of vibe and backdrops you’d like in your photos.
Are you looking for iconic London scenes, like famous landmarks? Or perhaps something more off the beaten track with a slightly edgy urban feel. There’s also plenty of green spaces dotted around, so it’s usually easy to mix in a bit of nature too. Here are some of my favourite locations to shoot in London.
St Dunstan in the East
The old church ruins of St Dunstan in the East are a beautiful and peaceful hidden gem amongst the hustle and bustle of the city. It doesn’t quite look like England to me with those thick vines growing up ancient walls. It’s a really unique spot and something you won’t find anywhere else.
This is not the choice if you want to be alone! It’ll be busy, but if you are looking for iconic London backdrops you’ll be able to fit in quite a few of them, plus some edgy old brick buildings, colourful architecture and a fun stroll along the river. There’s even a nice beach if you time your shoot to coincide with low tide.
Pergola and Hill Gardens, Hampstead
I absolutely adore this place. If you are looking for romantic secret garden vibes, this is the place for you. This is a truly magical spot, especially in the evenings.
If you fancy something really different, and like a bit of a moody, bleak look, the Barbican Centre offers some unique architecture, and is perfect for wide shots, playing with reflections and cool compositions.
A bit of a trek out of town but definitely worth the journey if you are looking for a wilderness feel with long brown grass, woodlands and lakes. it’s one of my favourite spots for a golden hour nature inspired shoot.