For this edition of cities on film we asked for submissions from London. Once again, we received some incredible photos - seeing the city through so many eyes is such a joy, and really shows off the variety and excitement of London. Scroll down to see images from the Modern Film Archive community and recommendations for everything from camera shops to galleries.















  • Eye culture is a lab favourite, and promises good quality processing and development for a great price 
  • Analogue films has been recommended by so many MFA community members - an affordable and reliable film processing lab 
  • Parallax photographic coop is a great resource online and in person. They stock film, film storage products and work as a lab
  • Film Bros stock affordable film
  • Aperture London boasts a huge camera collection, stocks film and also offers a rental service if you want to try a new model out for a bit before you buy. There's also a camera museum!
  • Magma and Mag Culture don't stock cameras but they are some of the best places to pick up books and magazines on film and photography 


  • Whatever type of art you're interested in, you can find something for you at the Tate Modern and Tate Britain, and they're free to visit 
  • The Photographers Gallery is a must visit for any film buffs, with five floors of changing exhibitions and the best photobook shop in the city. There's a wall of different film stocks you can choose from in the shop as well!
  • Catch a show at the Barbican theatre, or see whatever exhibition is on at the gallery 
  • The cinema at the BFI Southbank shows a huge selection of films, from old classics to new releases 
  • The V&A can always be counted on for incredible exhibitions, as well as great full time collections on art, photography, design, history and fashion
  • Hamiltons gallery is another photography gallery, specialising in modern masters 
  • Celebrating design in every form, The Design Museum has been highlighted as one of the best museums in Europe


  • Head to Blackfriars and walk along to London Bridge for shots of that classic London skyline
  • Olympic park
  • Alexandra Palace, where you can do the parkland walk from Finsbury Park
  • Hampstead Heath open swimming ponds are a must in the summer
  • Trellick tower is a unique, brutalist landmark that has been the backdrop for some great shoots
  • Visit Primrose Hill at sunset for uninterrupted views of the city 
  • For a taste of Italy, head to Lancaster Gate - walk through the gardens and sprawl in the park 
  • Take a brutalist tour of London, making sure to check off the Southbank centre, the National Theatre and the Barbican 
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