The City of London is a feast for your camera roll so make sure your phone is on 100% battery – you’re going to need it. Whether you want to plaster photos all over your socials or simply treat your own eyeballs, here are some of the most picturesque places to see in the Square Mile. (Leave the selfie stick at home – these sights command the whole frame.)
St Dunstan in the East
You may feel like you’ve stumbled into a gothic fantasy but this ruined church is actually an award-winning piece of landscaping. With remains overgrown with lush foliage and twisting vines, the ancient arches do a grand job of framing a vista of modern London (see if you can capture a glimpse of The Shard through the ruins).
Roof Terrace at One New Change
After the fancy glass lift ride, this rooftop space offers a spectacular view of London’s panorama, dominated by an almost ‘up close and personal’ sight of St Paul’s Cathedral. Also here is Madison’s Restaurant and Bar encouraging that classic ‘cocktail in front of evening skyline’ photo opp.
The Barbican Centre
Picturesque doesn’t always mean classically beautiful. The Barbican, an icon of Brutalist architecture, has been called ugly by some but is revered by many. With references ranging from ancient Rome to French Modernism to Scandinavian design, this Grade II listed building will have you snapping away from every perspective. Start your photographic journey at Lakeside Terrace before weaving through this intriguing estate.