From iconic landmarks to local secrets, give your wedding photos a personal touch by making the most of London’s most historic and eccentric locations. The Montague on The Gardens is well placed for those seeking camera-friendly locations, and the hotel’s team are delighted to share their insider knowledge of the prettiest places in town. For all couples planning to tie the knot in the British capital, these are some of the best spots for wedding snaps.
One of London’s four inns of court, Inner Temple dates back to Medieval times. Temple Church within Inner Temple is a Round church built in 1185 and the magnificent structure is one of the finest of its kind in the UK. Make the most of this very special setting and its peaceful, surrounding garden to capture some memorable pictures.
The Strand’s Neoclassical masterpiece, Somerset House is one of London’s grandest backdrops. Now used as a gallery and events space, its elegant courtyard is certainly photo-worthy. It’s location next to Waterloo Bridge means you can also take advantage of a riverside setting.
Located close to The Montague on the Gardens, there are plenty of photographic opportunities within Regents Park’s sprawling 410 acres. Check out the wonderfully romantic rose garden, which is home to a total of 30,000 roses, or climb to the top of Primrose Hill, where you’ll be rewarded with a postcard perfect vista across London.
One of the most famous sights in London, the impressive Tower Bridge is certainly photogenic. Built at the turn of the 19th century, ships rather than cars have right of way here and the bridge’s bascules are raised around 1,000 times a year in order to let vessels pass through. For an original image, play around with perspectives and angles. If you visit during low tide, make use of the riverbank, which is accessible via some steps, and creates a mini pebble ‘beach.’
Capture your special moment at London’s highest viewing platform at the top of the Shard. Positioned on floors 68, 69 and 72 of the eye-catching building, the platform has views of London and beyond that span over 40 miles. Once admitted, there’s no time restriction on how long you can stay, meaning you can work on capturing that perfect shot. Enjoy a celebratory meal and cocktails afterwards at one of the building’s three excellent restaurants.
One of the city’s lesser-known but seriously romantic spots, Little Venice describes the area where the Grand Union canal and Regent’s Canal meet. Wander along the towpath, admire the flower-strewn canal boats and pretty canalside cafes, and snap some pictures that make the most of this peaceful and picturesque part of London.
The Montague on the Gardens offers its own bespoke wedding service, complete with a wedding coordinator, and can accommodate 50+ guests.
Image Credits: Lead image © iStock/Luke Abrahams. Temple Church © iStock/naumold. Somerset House © iStock/GordonBellPhotography. Regent’s Park, as before. Tower Bridge © iStock/cinoby. The Shard © iStock/Ivanastar. Little Venice © iStock/Willbrasil21.