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5 London Spots to Capture That Perfect Pooch Photo

Whether you are a budding photographer or you just like taking snaps of your pooch, you will not be short of locations in and around London.

As one of the greenest cities in the world, we have a huge selection of parks, commons, woods, heaths and even a couple of forests so plenty of places to capture your dog enjoying outdoor activities!

There are also some great urban locations that make a stunning backdrop such as this colourful street in Chelsea or the street art in Shoreditch.

Here are some of our favourite locations for capturing that perfect pic (and nearby dog friendly places for refreshments of course). All that posing can be thirsty work you know!

Battersea Park is a 200 acre Victorian Park with a variety of things to see and plenty of places to pose.

The park has a boating lake, ponds with stunning fountains, large open fields and pathways lined with flowers. It really has something for everyone.

Some favourite photo spots are the Victorian bandstand in the centre of the park and the Festival Gardens which was built in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain. Probably the most stunning photos will be those of the Peace Pagoda (below).

The Peace Pagoda was erected in 1985 and is one of 80 peace pagodas worldwide. The gilt-bronze statues depict the significant stages of Buddha's life and the pagoda is kept in tip top condition by a Buddhist monk who visits the park daily.

From here there are also great views of the river over to Chelsea and the Thames path leads to Battersea Power Station which is now home to many fantastic restaurants like Megan's who have a river-facing terrace where you can enjoy a lazy lunch and be well cared for their super dog loving staff!

The South Bank runs along the Thames from Lambeth Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge and along the way, offers a multitude of photo opportunities with some iconic London landmarks as the backdrop.

If you head West from Waterloo station, you will see the London Eye and Houses of Parliament and luckily there are plenty of walls and raised areas where you can get pooch to pose from.

Very close to the station (in fact under it) you will find Leake Street Arches which is a constantly changing street art exhibition if you're looking for a more 'edgy' vibe to your pics.

Heading East you will have the City of London as the backdrop from over the river including the beautiful St.Paul's Cathedral. You can get some great shots from any of the foot bridges along the way.

The South Bank is a very vibrant area where there are always lots of people and noise which won't appeal to every doggie so if it all gets too much just nip behind The National Theatre where you will find an oasis of calm at The Green Room.

The bar and restaurant has a wonderful outdoor terrace and serves an all-day menu including bottomless brunch on Saturdays.

Greenwich Park is one of our Royal Parks and has some of the best views of the city you will find.

The park has been around since Roman times and is a former hunting ground, in fact you will still find some wild deer roaming freely so keep your pooch on a lead if he's a chaser!

Greenwich Park is also home to the Royal Observatory and the Maritime Museum.

At its highest point (and on a clear day) you will find those views of London which is a great place to meet some friends for a photo opportunity.

Greenwich can be reached by river on the Thames Clipper and you can also take doggies on the Emirates Cable Car to Docklands.

Whenever we visit we like to start with a visit to Heap's Sausages for breakfast and then on to The Richard 1st pub afterwards.

If you like a leisurely stroll by the river then the Thames Path between Kingston and Richmond will be right up your street (or path). This stretch of the Thames Path is around 5 miles long and takes you through Ham and Petersham with views of Teddington and Twickenham on the other side of the river.

You can get some beautiful river shots with Kingston and Richmond Bridges in the background.

If you start at Kingston you can get yourself set up for the 2 hour walk with a breakfast from Poor Boys and then end with a visit to The Angel and Crown in Richmond.

There is also the option of stopping halfway for lunch at Petersham Nurseries. At the very least it's worth the detour to visit this beautiful garden centre where dogs are welcome everywhere.

Our largest Royal Park, Richmond Park is a whopping 2360 acres so you might need more than one visit to see all it has to offer!

This is another park where deer roam free and it also has a main road running through it (the photo above was taken in April 2020 so the road isn't usually that quiet) but even if pooch has to be kept on the lead it is well worth a visit especially for nature lovers.

Richmond Park is not just a park, it is also a Nature Reserve with thousands of species including insects, wild mammals and birds (this is where you will find London's famous wild Parakeets).

If plants and trees are more your thing you will also find hundreds of varieties of both in the park and there is even an oak tree that's over 750 years old! Just think how many legs have been cocked against that!!

If you want some photos of your pooch with stunning flowers in the background then head to Isabella Plantation (dogs MUST be on leads here) where you will find a splash of colour all year round.

There are some high points in the park where you can see across London all the way to St.Paul's Cathedral but it will need to be a particularly clear day.

After you've found the perfect log for you and your pals to pose on you can all head out of Kingston Gate to nearby pub The Albert or The Lass O' Richmond Hill is just outside Richmond Gate.

We hope you find some great places for photographing your dog and we would love to see them. Please tag us @the4leggedfoodies so we can share them.

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Membro desconhecido
03 de jul. de 2021

great tips!!!

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