Come and join me in London on October 24th for another great, FREE event!
On Saturday 24th October I'll be joined by a group of photographers from the Ready Steady Pro and Guild of Photographers community as we host the next annual Free Annual London Photo Walk, capturing the sights and sounds of one of the worlds most multi-cultural and colourful cities.
This walk is open to absolutely everyone, it's a public event and you're all welcome to join. I would however ask that you simply register so that we don't set off without you on the day and so that we can exchange contact information should anyone get separated from the group, which does happen. (registration details at the bottom)
In what will be the 3rd year in a row that we've hosted this photo walk in October we are making a few slight changes to the format and the locations we take in as part of our route.
Those wanting lunch may want to get something to eat from Camden before the walk begins. The Worlds End Pub, where we are meeting seems to serve food and is open from 11:00am. You can of course arrange with others in the Facebook Group to meet up early among yourselves, if you'd like?
Meeting Place: The World's End Pub - Camden
Meeting Time: 12:00
Walk Start Time: 12:30
Coffee Break: Circa 4:30pm
Dinner: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
1. Camden Market and Camden Lock
Starting at (ironically) The World's End Pub in the vibrant & busy Camden area we'll start with a drink and a meet and greet. I'm sure we'll do the "Ooh what are you shooting with" conversation before moving on outside to Camden Market, heading slowly north towards Camden Lock. We'll go at a very steady pace with those wanting to speed on ahead welcome to do so. Camden will give us a great opportunity to get some shots right off the bat in the busy area. It's renowned for it's alternative culture and so should prove to be something slightly different, particularly for those not familiar with that area of London.
After an hour or so at Camden we'll back up again at The World's End Pub to get the group back together before jumping on the tube (which is right outside) before making our way south to Leicester Square using the Northern Line of the Tube:
2. Leicester Square & China Town
Just 6 stops away from Camden we'll find ourselves back on the surface at Leicester Square, heading towards China Town; a bustling and compact area of London that is always sure to provide a photograph or two. Being nearly all on one street, China Town is likely to give around 30 minutes or so of photo opportunities before we're itching to move on. That is of course unless there are some real 'fisherman' among us: those who prefer to sit and wait for that all elusive storytelling moment.
When we get through China Town we'll be heading towards Soho, specifically Berwick Street, which hosts a market every day except Sunday Market: and giving us yet another great chance to photograph people as they buzz around the market unaware of us as we photograph them. Market's always provide a great opportunity and a market in Soho is even better!
4. Carnaby Street (Coffee Stop Circa 4:30pm)
Conveniently, after an hour so in Soho we'll be close to Carnaby Street , which is not only another good spot for photographs, but also, as previous attendees of this walk will attest is an ideal place for our next coffee stop as we take up residence in the basement of 'The Deparment of Coffee and Social Affairs'. These guys sell some amazing coffee and their cakes aren't too bad either. The basement of this little coffee shop offers us a chance to all pull chairs around a table (or rather to pull tables together and completely re-arrange everything!) and take stock of the day so far, talk again about cameras and what else it is we do with our photography.
The length of our stop will be totally determined by the conversation, weather and what the group wants to do.
5. Piccadilly Circus
For those wanting to continue on we'll then head south towards Piccadilly Circus - an area popular among tourists. There will no doubt be selfie sticks aplenty here as visitors to the Capital try to get a photograph of themselves with the famous Picadilliy Lights (or, 'The Curve' as it's now being referred to).
6. Options: Covent Garden, Embankment, South Bank
Our ultimate end destination will be The South Bank, south of The River Thames. If at this point the group would prefer to make a bee-line and head directly to that point we can. Alternatively, we can make our way eastwards towards Covent Garden before heading to Embankment and then over the bridge to South Bank.
At this point in the day, which will be somewhere in the region of 6pm - 7pm you are invited to join us for a meal on the South Bank. We'll put it to a vote to decide where to eat.
Interested? Register your place:
You can register your place many ways:
If you'd prefer you can join Ready Steady Pro on Facebook, completely free of charge of course and register your place using that event page
Alternatively, if you're not on Facebook or would prefer not to join either group you can simply complete the form below: