Photography Tour walking the back streets of London's West End (3 hours)

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Duration - 3 hours

INR 2,522 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

Join me for a three hour guided tour behind London’s theatreland. We will explore buildings new and old, discover several little-known public works of art, learn the fascinating history of these colourful districts and find out about links to some famous literary figures. We will have the opportunity to try out a range of photographic techniques and to produce some unconventional images.

I’m Mike Wines and I’ll be your guide, taking you through the streets of London and sharing with you some of the more unusual locations that I’ve discovered over the years. I have over 14 years of digital photography experience, I’ve won several awards for my images and been exhibited several times.

FOUL WEATHER GUARANTEE: The tours will be held if there is the risk of the odd shower however if the weather forecast is severe or if we have to abandon the tour, I will cancel the tour and refund you up to the full price.

COVID PRECAUTIONS: See Website for details, including new refund policy.

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Photography Tour walking the back streets of London's West End (3 hours) 10:30

INR 2,522
p.p. onwards

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Seven Dials Covent Garden, London WC2 England

Learn the history of this area and it's links to one of the greatest spy novels written. Discover a hidden area influenced by the Caribbean and Cuba and on the way learn about a famous theatrical production and two public works of art.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Denmark Street, London England

Learn the musical history of this street and it's links to a famous wizard. On the way we discover a secret garden, look for celebrities at a stage door (we don't actually see any but we have some fun producing our own paparazzi-style images). We also explore one of London's most colourful buildings and get a variety of shots at this fascinating location.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG England

Our tour finishes at The British Museum where you are free to explore by yourselves or travel on via tube (Tottenham Court Road and Holbourn station are 5 minutes walk away). We use this final stop to shoot some interesting images of the outside of the building; you are then free to explore and photograph inside by yourselves if you wish.

I have listed some of the sites that we will see on this tour and hinted at others. Other points of interest are included and I do encourage you to 'wander off' if you see a photo opportunity. I make sure we have each other's numbers so you can catch us up if you suddenly find yourselves lost.

Duration: 30 minutes

Terms & conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Cancellation refund now available up to one hour before the tour. No questions asked - just phone. Contact tracing service available. If we are informed that someone on your tour has become sick, we will let you know.


  • Photographic guide
  • Entry/Admission - Seven Dials

Departure time

10:30 AM

Departure point

48 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0BS, UK

Recent reviews

wandaforsythe164   30th August 2022

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This tour was an excellent combination of photographic instruction and a historical walk. The guide, Mike, is a very good photographer who offered valuable insights and technical suggestions that I found extremely helpful. And he has a great knowledge of the history and current developments of the area we were walking through--he pointed out all kinds of interesting things that I would not have noticed or known about if I'd been on my own. I really enjoyed the time I spent on this tour--it was definitely a highlight of my time in London, and I would highly recommend it!

jimcM3760KJ   20th July 2022

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Mike is a great chap and the tour was full of interesting history and opportunities to capture brilliant images. Thanks Mike.

Rosie N   8th November 2021

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We book the photography tour for a school trip. From start to finish Mike was so helpful with the students, giving them hints and tip about positioning and how to use their cameras or phones to capture amazing photos. The photos they created were better than anything we would have got from a gallery visit. Mike was very flexible and able to accommodate all our requirements - we can't wait for our next tour! Thank you

991sabinet   13th March 2022

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Mike was friendly, knowledgeable and gave great tips for getting great images. He guided us on a pleasant walk around a part of London that I did not know. There was plenty of time to take pictures. The sun shone which made the walk even more enjoyable. Thank you Mike!

Roving828335   23rd November 2019

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Mike took us a for tour around some of the more lesser known sights of West End London, albeit just as photographable as the more predictable sights. His relaxed style allowed us plenty of time to get good shots and he was always on hand to give us advice on compostion and subject matter. In addition he provided an engaging commentary of the areas and sights we visited. If you want to spend 3 hours photographing some different views and sights of London, I highly recommend this tour, especially given its reasonable price.

J60C   19th June 2022

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A very enjoyable tour through the lesser known back streets of the West End of London. Mike clearly knows the area well and could provide some interesting background information and facts. As a photographer, Mike was able to provide useful photography tips and guidance to the attendees on the tour, as well as being flexible with the tour and make allowances for the interests of the attendees.

nannyNewYork   8th September 2022

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We just had a marvelous day with Mike. He is informative, warm, friendly and extremely helpful. I have limited experience with my camera. He assisted me and taught me things that I will use going forward. We have been to London many times and he showed us sights we had not seen before. I would highly recommend Mike and his photography tour to all - experienced and novice photographers. Not to missed. Thank you Mike for a terrific day!

zhenya1912   1st November 2021

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Mike is an excellent tour guide. He knows a lot about photography and cameras… and a lot about London. I can’t recommend him highly enough. The photo walk was fun and at the same time informative. We saw parts of London we didn’t know existed, and Mike taught us tips and techniques to help us take the best pictures. The three hours simply sped by.

lindacarlss0n   8th December 2019

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As a very amateur photographer I was rather nervous about joining this group. I needn't have worried; from the outset Mike was very welcoming and willing to help me and all members of our group. I had a very enjoyable experience, exploring parts of London I had never seen before and learning about the fascinating history of some of the places along the way, at the same time looking at the scenes with a more appreciative and photographic eye. I thoroughly recommend this tour.