Photo gallery walk, central London

Here’s a walk I take when I want to see lots of quality photography in central London. I don’t rush and I take street photos on the way – allow a couple of hours at least.

A British summer in Oxford Street

A British summer in Oxford Street

I’ve made a Google Map if that helps:

I start by getting off the tube at Piccadilly Circus and visiting the Chris Beetles gallery,

Chris Beetles Gallery, Swallow Street

Chris Beetles Gallery, Swallow Street

then head up Regent Street or one of the many interesting back streets, to the Photographers’ Gallery.  By the time I’ve had a good look, including a dangerous browse in the bookshop, it’s time for some lunch in their excellent cafe…

The Photographers' Gallery from the Oxford Street approach

The Photographers’ Gallery from the Oxford Street approach

…then over the road to the Getty Images Gallery.

Getty Images, Eastcastle Street

Getty Images, Eastcastle Street

Sometimes this is all I have time for, but the walk can be extended to  the Margaret Street Gallery and the Atlas Gallery.

If you like ‘straight’ architectural photography, it’s worth detouring via the Royal Institute of British Architects where there are high-quality images on display. They are also planning to open a gallery space in 2014, which could well be interesting, photographically speaking.

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