London is one of the most heavily-visited destinations across the world, and from the perspective of a creative person looking to create some visual art, it’s easy to see why.
Not only is it steeped in iconic history, it’s also one of the most visually exciting places you could possibly imagine, and a city of contrasts in the truest sense of the expression.
As a movie making enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to pay it a visit one day, but where should you seek your inspiration? Here are a few places you should be sure to stop by to make London your video story muse.
Trafalgar Square is really a bit of a mission in and of itself, as the surrounding area tends to be a bit filled with tourist traps and little else. (Apart from the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery, which are well worth your time!)
That said, Trafalgar Square is well worth your time and effort, boasting magnificent sculptures and numerous photo ops.
Take a tour around the square, and find inspiration at one of London’s most beautiful and historically significant landmarks.
Covent Garden is always, without fail a central hub of hustle and bustle.
It’s easily one of the most uniquely picturesque and quintessentially English parts of London, paved with dainty cobbles and quaintly quirky – a little piece of the countryside slap bang in the center of London.
Take a wander through seven dials (and try not to get lost!) and see where your creativity takes you.
Times Square before Times Square was Times Square, Piccadilly Circus is something that needs to be captured on film.
Utterly filmic and totally chaotic, Piccadilly Circus is a visual treat, and ought to provide you with plenty of inspiration for your next video story. Keep editing short and snappy, and keep the music high-octane and upbeat for your Piccadilly Circus video.
Kew Gardens is one of the most beautiful spots in the whole of London, without a doubt, and will transport you out of the urban concrete jungle of London to a paradise of colour and greenery.
Set aside a whole day for your filming here, as Kew gardens is undeniably massive and a proper stroll around it will take you a whole day, but it’s worth your time, as it’s a real feast for the eyes.
If you’re a budding nature cinematographer, or want to share something really special with the folks back home, then be sure to stop by!