Ever since the invention of the front-facing camera, social media has been awash with the selfie. It’s unlikely that you’ll be able to scroll through your Twitter or Facebook newsfeed without seeing at least one of your friends perfecting their pout or showing off their holiday tan from a far-flung destination with a customary #holidayselfie. The selfie craze has been so great that it even won word of the year in 2013!
If you’re looking to add to your selfie collection, then there’s no better place to be than London. Our capital city is brimming with fabulous selfie spots for you to rake in the likes with, but with so many locations to pick from where’s best to choose?
We’ve narrowed down London’s vast selfie material to a few spots that are sure to get the retweets flowing this winter without having to stray too far from your cosy room at the Shaftesbury Premier London Paddington.
Westminster, London SW1A 1AA
Heading south-east from our hotels in Paddington London will take you to the most regal home in the land: Buckingham Palace. Although chances are you won’t be able to get a selfie with Her Majesty herself, it’s worth visiting Buckingham Palace simply to snap yourself with the ever-expressionless Queen’s guard for one of the funniest selfie opportunities in London.
Primrose Hill’s stunning 63 metre elevation offers one of the best panoramic views of London’s iconic cityscape, making it a perfect place to snap yourself with the entirety of the city in the background. The trees surrounding Primrose Hill are kept low so not to obscure your view, and you can get there by talking a short eastward walk from your lodgings at our hotels in Paddington London. Who’d of known a location used for duelling in medieval times would end up being one of the best selfie spots in London hundreds of years later?
Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5LR
Madame Tussauds is absolutely packed full of selfie opportunities. Unless you’re rich and famous yourself, getting a selfie with Usain Bolt or Kim Kardashian is going to be a difficult task to say the least. The good news is that you can settle for the next best thing, with Madame Tussaud’s waxwork figures providing eerily realistic models of your favourite celebrities for you to snap yourself with. You can choose from the likes of sporting greats such as Mohammad Ali and Mo Farah to your most iconic film favourites including The Terminator and Katniss Everdeen, to name but a few!
32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG
If you’re looking for a truly awesome spot to take a selfie from then look no further than The Shard. This architectural masterpiece stands at an eye-watering 310 metres at its tip, making it one of the highest points in London to indulge in the modern self-portrait. If you’re in London for New Year’s Eve why not take one as the fireworks are going off for the ultimate #NewYearselfie?