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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.