The Best Portrait Photoshoot Locations in London

The Best Portrait Photoshoot Locations in London

Perfocal provides people with great photographers for any kind of shoot. You might need someone to shoot a kid's birthday party, or a business event, or perhaps to get some fresh photos of yourself for social media.

Having seen hundreds of portrait shoots across the UK, we've started to think of ourselves here at Perfocal as experts on the best places to get some great photos.

If you're thinking of booking a personal portrait shoot, you might be in need of some inspiration for the best places to have a photoshoot in London.

Have no fear! We've compiled our favourite locations for portrait photoshoots from real Perfocal customers. We've put them here, just for you.

Old Royal Naval College

The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich makes for an amazing backdrop for your photos.

The grand structure, designed by Christopher Wren and built in the 17th century, was previously a training grounds for naval officers. It is now a part of Greenwich University and listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. The columns and grand architecture would make a fab addition to any photoshoot.


The glamorous streets of Chelsea are a great place to pose for some portrait shots.

The the affluent and elegant borough of Kensington and Chelsea houses a swathe of scenic spots and venues for your photos. Green areas such as St Luke's Garden and Dovehouse Green as well as the colourful houses of Bywater Street make an amazing (and free!) backdrop for your photoshoot.

Old street

If you're looking for somewhere a little more urban for your photoshoot, then consider Old Street.

One of the most popular places in London for the young and trendy, Old Street has hundreds of cool bars, restaurants, cafes and graffiti that reflects its status. If you want some true-to-London shots, head down to the streets of Shoreditch to get a some moody, industrial portraits.

Notting hill

Back to the slightly more colourful scene of Notting Hill, which is home to yet more beautifully pastel-coloured streets such as the famed Portobello Road.

There's a variety of streets within Notting Hill that look like they came straight out of a picture book. You can choose your favourite, or even walk between streets for a full day of beautifully colourful photos!

Leake Street

The walls of the underground tunnel of Leake Street, in Lambeth, make for some fantastic and interesting backgrounds for portraits.

Although graffiti is officially against the law in the UK, it is allowed in Leake Street. It is also decorated with strips of colourful lights, all of which make for some amazing pieces of artwork and additions to your photos.

Are you thinking about booking a portrait shoot with Perfocal? Great idea!

If you're going to have an enviable Instagram feed or Tinder photos, you can't rely on your best friend to capture your best angles at the drop of a hat. Sometimes life calls for a professional photographer to get you some selfies that will drop jaws. Luckily, Perfocal can find you such a pro at short notice and for a great price.

We guarantee quick and simple booking, an amazing professional photographer who will travel to you, and 48 hour photo delivery every time.

We do all this so you can have great shots of you looking your best.

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