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Google List Coordinates Of Where To Stand For The Perfect Shot In The Most Photographic Places

Brighton Marina and Tower Bridge voted the UK's top photographic backdrops and you can now stand in the exact spot for that perfect snap.

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80,000 UK Instagram posts have been analysed to find out which locations, in the UK, are our favourite photographic backdrops and in the capital, Tower Bridge took the top spot. Away from London, Brighton Marina proved to be the most popular with Oxford University following closely behind. 


Using geographic location coordinates and hashtag data, the research team were able to find the exact spot at which the majority of photographs were taken at each of the top locations, as voted for by the public, and Google has mapped out exactly where you can find them (should you wish to follow in other people's footsteps or you may want to use the information to avoid over photographed spots). 


London Eye


As well as finding popular photographic locations, the research revealed that we're a bit of a vain nation with 66% admitting they'd consider an outfit change when capturing portraits/selfies in specific locations and 36% would even block the path of another person to capture the perfect shot! 74% said they take up to 5 photos to ensure they're happy with the result and 28% admitted they'd return to a location for a second shoot if they felt their portrait wasn't quite Instagram perfect. 

The research was commissioned by Google to celebrate the launch of their Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones which, among other things, feature augmented reality maps.

Below you'll find lists of the most popular places to take photos in the UK, along with the coordinates of exactly where to stand for the perfect shot. 

Here are the UK's Top 10 Most Photographic Places (according to the research):

  • Brighton Marina - 50.8121758,-0.1032811
  • Oxford University, Oxford - 51.7548164,-1.2543668
  • Tower Bridge - 51.50514919, -0.075584744
  • London Eye - 51.5028403,-0.119368
  • Brighton Pier - 50.81887428, -0.136936717
  • Trafalgar Square - 51.50711486, -0.127318052
  • Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol - 51.4543717,-2.6290033
  • Cathedral Square, Birmingham - 52.4811367,-1.9018196
  • World Museum, Liverpool - 53.4094602,-2.9814806
  • Piccadilly Circus - 51.5098947,-0.1346948


Here are London's Top 10 Most Photographic Places (according to the research):

  • Tower Bridge - 51.50514919, -0.075584744
  • London Eye - 51.5028403,-0.119368
  • Trafalgar Square - 51.50711486, -0.127318052
  • Buckingham Palace - 51.502545,-0.1394965
  • Hyde Park - 51.5072682,-0.1657303
  • Piccadilly Circus - 51.5098947,-0.1346948
  • Oxford Street - 51.51501165,-0.143318582
  • Carnaby Street - 51.51339, -0.13908
  • Apple Market Covent Garden 51.51198765, -0.122694969
  • Camden Market - 51.54126976, -0.1457438

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JJGEE 15 7.8k 18 England
1 Jun 2019 7:31PM
I wonder why Brighton Marina is so popular ?

Pete Plus
19 18.8k 97 England
2 Jun 2019 12:12PM
haha tripod holes will be getting deeper!

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