London has some stiff competition across the Atlantic when it comes to the prettiest city; Paris and Positano rival its romance, as do the winding corridors of Amsterdam and in Venice. Pretty Little London was born with the intent of showcasing everything sweet, styled and straight-up pretty in England's capital city.
Churchill Arms, Kensington
This famous pub’s 190 hanging baskets, tubs and flower-pots make it a must-visit floral vision in the summer. And it’s no less fascinating inside, with a singular ‘Thai garden with WW2-era knick-knacks’ design scheme. Pop back at Christmas, too, when the flowers are replaced by ninety fairy-lit Christmas trees.
The sunrise from Primrose Hill
For a sunrise over London’s rapidly-changing skyline, it’s all about location. While sunset is best enjoyed from the south-east, this hill in a ritzy north-west London neighbourhood is the perfect viewpoint to enjoy the daybreak over our city, while night lights still glow in the park itself.
The Palace of Westminster
With almost 1,000 years of history, the Palace of Westminster is the beating heart of governance. Now, you can easily view the Palace of Westminster from the outside but it can be a little trickier to explore inside.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
St. Paul’s Cathedral is a classic landmark of London, with views of it from across the city protected by law. But it’s this particular angle, framed in the glassy facade of the One New Change mall across the road that photographers love. It’s the interplay of the old and the new that makes the city special.
The London Eye is the U.K.'s tallest Ferris wheel and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom. It can be perfectly admired from the Westminster Bridge and is a great way to watch the sun go down over the House of Parliament.
The Sky Garden, Fenchurch Street
For a free alternative to the View from the Shard, this viewing gallery on The 43rd floor of the Walkie Talkie offers panoramic views over London, albeit from a slightly airport-y feeling atrium. There are a couple of bars and restaurants if you want to prolong your stay, but otherwise, you’re welcome to mosey around for an hour. You have to book your visit no fewer than three days in advance. Aim for a sunset visit to enjoy views over London by both day and night.