You gotta go to the Tower Bridge. Buckingham Palace is also a good spot if you can see the change of guards. There is a huge Queen Victoria statue just outside the Palace. Cross your fingers that it is not raining coz London always has a cloudy about to rain feel.
If you got time, take a train to Straford Upon Avon (Shakespear's birthplace) - got very nice English cottages and houses. The streets are lovely.
what do you wish to take pictures of though, there are photo opportunities everywhere, to be honest, but within central london itself, if you're into scenics, then:
1) hyde park/kensington park
2) westminister city
3) river thames - at night or near sunset, this includes houses of parliament and big ben, london eye, purcell room, all the bridges
4) st paul's area
5) natural history museum, british museum
and the list goes on and on and on, this is my london gallery if you need ideas, cheers
Bath is near London, and Bath is great too, because their architecture is very different from most parts of England. And on the way to London from Bath, you can stop at the Stonehenge, which is marvelous!!! In London you should try the area where the London Eye is. Many nice landmarks in the area. Westminster Abbey is great, and so is Big Ben. Towerbridge is good too, as mentioned. Try the bridge at Thames River near the Globe Theatre and Tate Modern Gallery too. Though there's construction going on everywhere, and thus cranes in your photos will be inevitable. Stratford-upon-avon is very pretty, but it's far from London if you intend to stay in the area only. Oxford is beautiful too!
On a ride on London Eye most definitely, watch out for the direction of the sun, it's best when the sun is shining from the direction of Waterloo station. When the shy is blue, picture taking is absolutely superb.
St Paul's cathedral is nice, the problem is that picture taking is not allowed inside, but there are ways to overcome this. Right at the top of the cathedral, the view is beautiful too.
that is one interesting place, i just went there recently and it reminds me of bugis junction in the weirdest way possible.
do be careful of your belongings when you are there though. it IS safe, but probably less so than central london itself. i think you will see what i mean if you go there for yourself. worth a visit nonetheless, if you have time.
Was there late Nov 07 to Mid Dec 07. One thing is that you need to time yourself while you are out shooting. Cause in Winter, day is short. Sunrise about 8am, and sunset about 4pm. Check this link for timing <http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=136>.
Buckingham palace, Kensington park & palace, St Paul Cathedral, Trafalgar Square (one of my favorite), River Thames (plus a lot more buildings/bridges on both north and south banks), London Eye (catch a flight during sunset, and sun sets behind Big Ben and House of Parliament), Westminister Abbey, House of Parliament, Swiss RE Tower (pickle/cigar shape building), Borough's market, portobello market, book a day tour out to Bath/Stonehenge/Windsor Palace, make a visit to O two arena....many more if you have the time....
get yourself a London Pass to access tourist attraction for free....http://www.londonpass.com/....I bought at a cheaper price at the train station's travel counter and got it on the spot....29pounds for 1 day pass...