Tower Bridge

This beautiful bridge is an extremely popular photographic subject in London. For a great angle, go to More London on the south bank of the Thames. It's also a good spot to get a photo of the Tower of London.

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament at sunset. Photo / Getty Images
Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament at sunset. Photo / Getty Images

Head to the South Bank to get that must-have picture of these London icons. To add to the atmosphere, time your visit for sunset to capture the glowing light behind the buildings.

The London Eye

The London Eye lights up at night. Photo / 123RF
The London Eye lights up at night. Photo / 123RF

This is one gigantic ferris wheel, located just across the river from Big Ben. Get your picture from Westminster Bridge in the early evening, as the wheel lights up. Or get on board and take a photo of the view from the top.

Buckingham Palace

Expect crowds at Buckingham Palace. Photo / 123RF
Expect crowds at Buckingham Palace. Photo / 123RF

Expect crowds at this location — it's probably the most famous and popular location in the city. For a less crowded shot, visit early in the morning. Be sure to check the schedule if you're keen to catch the changing of the guards.

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Abbey Road

It's cheesy, but the Abbey Road photo has to be done. Photo / Getty Images
It's cheesy, but the Abbey Road photo has to be done. Photo / Getty Images

If you're travelling with a group, head to the Abbey Road zebra crossing and reenact the famous footsteps of John, Paul, George and Ringo on the iconic Beatles album cover. While you're there you can even take a tour of Abbey Road Studio Two, where this album and many others were recorded.