Big Ben voted London’s most photographed landmark
The Houses of Parliament has beaten off high profile new landmarks like the London Eye to be voted London's most photographed landmark, a poll reveals today.
The iconic gothic building has been snapped by 41% of Brits and was closely followed by Buckingham Palace (37%) and Tower Bridge (32%) in the survey commissioned by photo printer manufacturer, Lexmark who make it easier than ever before to print out and treasure photos of the UK's top landmarks thanks to their new P450 photo printer.
A more recent addition to the capital's skyline, the London Eye, snapped up 27% of the votes and Tate Modern, another contemporary icon on London's South Bank, came seventh with 10%. The bright lights of shopping mecca Piccadilly Circus came in fifth place, dazzling one in five (20%) Brits.
The red London Routemaster may have reached the end of the road but the icon lives on in many a photograph album with over one in ten Brits (12%) saying they have snapped the London landmark.
When asked to select their favourite UK landmark, one in five Brits (18%) snubbed the capital in favour of historic Edinburgh Castle while the spiritual home of the Druids, Stonehenge, came in second place with 17% of the votes.
The much-loved British holiday icon, Blackpool Tower, beat off stiff competition to take third place with 12% of votes and the spectacular White Cliffs of Dover came in fourth place, with one in ten (11%) Brits voting for this natural beauty.