London this weekend?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by krugorg, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    I have meetings in the UK on Friday and Monday, so I am "stuck" this weekend (March 1-2) in London.

    Any recommendations for off-the-beaten-path photo walks? Paul already let me know that I shouldn't expect to find many abandoned farmhouses or cows, but I am hoping I can find some other cool stuff. :biggrin: Any tips would be appreciated!

    Of course, it would be great to meet any London-area SCers... let me know if you will be in the neighborhood (I will be near Paddington) and up for a pint or coffee.

    -Kyle
     
  2. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    Spitalfields Market and Brick lane, both near Liverpool Street Station and lots of very new architecture.
    Borough Market near London Bridge station (The Shard is very close by)
    The Tate modern is a stunning building and there is a photography exhibition on at the moment. It is across a footbridge from St Pauls Cathedral (Get the tube to St Paul's and walk across) and it is just along from the Shakespeare Globe theatre
    A visit to The Photographers gallery just off Oxford Street is always interesting.
    http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/home

    If you want a long walk then Hyde park is near where you are staying and a walk through that to St James's park and Buckingham palace then up the Mall to Trafalgar square then across the bridge at Charring Cross Station takes you to the South bank by the Millennium Wheel and from there you can walk all the way along to the Tate modern stopping off at Borough Market on your way, across the millennium bridge to St Paul's, hop on the Central Line tube to Oxford Circus and you are near the Photographers Gallery and Oxford street shopping :)
    A long trip but doable spread over a day with stops for food and coffee as you go.
     
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  3. biglouis

    biglouis SC Veteran

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    Aug 4, 2013
    I can't recommend the Spitalfields are more than enough. Stick to the area around between the market and Brick Lane, especially around Princelet and Fournier Street and you will see 17th and 18th century architecture at its finest.

    I also highly recommend around St Pauls and in particular the back alleys between St Pauls and the river.

    If I was free myself I would suggest meeting.

    LouisB
     
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  4. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Don't forget the David Bailey exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
  5. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Pop into Park Cameras in Rathbone Place (Just off Oxford Street Tottenham Court road end) to say hello. Ask for Andy West (thats me!) and I'll come say Hi. We have organised a Photo walk from the shop if you fancy it. Not sure where they are going and it's £20 but could be fun. We open at 10am so if you want to go on the walk give us a ring (number at www.parkcameras.com).
     
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  6. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Wow - thanks for all of the great suggestions. Good stuff! I have everything loaded in my phone and I am going to head east first to check out Spitalfields and Brick Lane. The photo exhibitions look like a great option if the weather is bad.

    Andy - your shop is pretty close to the hotel. I will stop in to say hello after locking my credit cards in the hotel safe.
     
  7. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Thanks for the recommendations. I walked over to Brick and then didn't manage to leave until evening. Great street art and people watching. I met one other guy doing street stuff there (Olympus/Fuji shooter).

    Great meeting you, Andy! You put together a great camera shop there.

    A few from the day:


    Brick Octophant by Kyle Krug, on Flickr


    cash by Kyle Krug, on Flickr


    El Shop by Kyle Krug, on Flickr
     
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  8. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    Glad it worked out well. Great shots, especially the Octelephant. Looking forward to seeing some more.
     
  9. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Great to meet you too Kyle. Had a nice chat. I just wish I could have joined you for your walk about. Looks like you got some cracking images from the day. Hope Sunday is as good.