London is the ‘selfie’ capital of the world, apparently

Social media analysis finds city features in 14% of all photos posted

British prime minister David Cameron poses for a ‘selfie’ with voters  on a visit to Harrow town centre as he took to the campaign trail with Mayor of London Boris Johnson this week. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/WPA Pool/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron poses for a ‘selfie’ with voters on a visit to Harrow town centre as he took to the campaign trail with Mayor of London Boris Johnson this week. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Sun, May 18, 2014, 11:20

London is the selfie capital of the world, according to social media analysis.

More than 14 per cent of selfies posted on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and elsewhere were found to be captured in the city.

Big Ben, the London Eye, and Buckingham Palace proved to be popular selfie destinations in research which involved analysis of 6.3 million social media messages by Suggestme. com.

New York and Amsterdam are in second and third place, with Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, the Rijksmuseum, and the Van Gogh Museum being the places in those cities where the most selfies are taken, the website said.

Barcelona, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Sydney, Istanbul, and Athens all feature in the top 10.

The Colosseum in Rome was the most popular selfie backdrop overall.