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View to Big Ben, London United Kingdom

This is the perfect spot for rainy days and one of my overall favorite ones in London, because it adds an awesome framing to your image. This place is even great for model shootings.

Hint: Big Ben is currently under construction, which will probably last until 2020/2021.

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Travel Information

This spot is on the other side of Big Ben, so you could use the tube to get to Westminster Underground Station and walk over Westminster Bridge to that spot. It's pretty easy to find when you leave the bridge and walk downstairs.
Crowd Factor Just a few people
Best Timing All timings are equally good
Sunrise & Sunset 07:47 - 16:38 | current local time: 08:50
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Spot Comments (16)

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Gary Pics
Gary Pics 14.05.2019
I have been planning this shot for months now and I have finally arrived in London, but when I got to Big Ben it was all covered up and looks awful... I am so disappointed. I honestly love this photo and really wanted to try to get a similar shot in colour.
Manuel Becker
Manuel Becker 15.05.2019
Yeah, I heard about it and Michael in the comment below mentioned it as well so that I did even add this info to the spot description. That's so unfortunate and I am really sorry for you, BUT that's also a great reason to come back to this amazing city and there are still so many other beautiful spots and perspectives that you might like. Hope you still have a great time in London!
Michael Mishalov
Michael Mishalov 05.11.2018
2018 update - Big Ben now on reconstruction for next few years.
Manuel Becker
Manuel Becker 05.11.2018
I heard that as well... that's unfortunate. As far as I know it's until 2020/2021, so this spot is definitely less good until then, thanks for adding this info here Michael!
Michael Mishalov
Michael Mishalov 05.11.2018
Yep.. I was in London last week and was surprised to find this by myself :) So putting this here to let people know and be able to plan their photo plans accordingly
Manuel Becker
Manuel Becker 05.11.2018
Much appreciated, also added this as a hint to the spot description itself. Thanks again!
Maurits
Maurits 04.06.2017
Wow, I'll try this shot in the coming days! Thanks for sharing. Did you use aperture bracketing or just a small aperture?
Manuel Becker
Manuel Becker 04.06.2017
I used a Canon 7D for this shot, so I didn't have the need for Focus Stacking because it's no fullframe sensor. If you have one, I would definitely recommend you to take multiple shots, but this depends very much on your lens etc. Good luck with your shot and feel free to add it afterwards to this spot, so that we can see your result! I am definitely curious! :)
Maurits
Maurits 07.06.2017
Uploaded my result of today :) Unfortunately I only had a prime 50mm with me, but I think it came out OK , what's your opinion?
Manuel Becker
Manuel Becker 07.06.2017
Really nice sharpness and I definitely like the brightness of the image. I would have added the sides to the image, because now the top of your image is "flying" for the viewer. Why didn't you take a horizontal panorama with the 50mm? Should work easily with a static scene like this one. Nonetheless a great result, hope you liked this spot as much as I did, although I was "lucky" with the rain that day, adding the perfect mood to the image.
Maurits
Maurits 08.06.2017
Thank you for the feedback. I was already struggeling to put the camera all the way to the backwall to capture some corners. Next time I'll bring the 14-24mm. Very nice location!
Manuel Becker
Manuel Becker 08.06.2017
That's also a good option! ;-) Glad that you liked this place as much as I did.
Rose Bergen
Rose Bergen 26.04.2017
Very nice location! Cant wait to see it. Great B&W shot
Manuel Becker
Manuel Becker 26.04.2017
Yeah, I definitely can recommend you this location in London, especially when the weather is not so nice. Have a great time there Rose!
Jorge Gomez
Jorge Gomez 08.04.2015
Classic, Nice!!
Manuel Becker
Manuel Becker 09.04.2015
Thank you very much Jorge! :)

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