Scroll through any Londoner's Instagram feed – and many tourists' – and you'll probably spot a few familiar pics. From the view of Big Ben shot through the archway on the South Bank to the rounded dome of St Paul's Cathedral, Instagram has created a city iconography all of its own. In this new series, blogger Flora Tonking will be showcasing those classic London Instagram shots, and also sharing some of her favourite unique takes on them.
This post, we're looking at a festive photographic favourite – the winter skating rink at Somerset House.
The Classic Shot
Each winter, the magnificent courtyard of Somerset House is transformed into a spectacular skating rink. Surrounded by stunning architecture, throughout the day and evening Londoners and visitors twirl (and take the odd tumble) on the ice. If you don't fancy making a fool of yourself slithering around the rink, you can watch the action with a hot chocolate (or something a little stronger), and snag a few Instagram-worthy shots of this iconic festive scene.