Private Tour: Photography Walking Tour from Trafalgar Square to Covent Garden | La Vacanza Travel

Private Tour: Photography Walking Tour from Trafalgar Square to Covent Garden

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London

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  • 4 hours
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Capture the exotic food stalls and vibrant shop fronts of London’s Chinatown, the traditional architecture of Trafalgar Square, and the artists and street entertainers of buzzing Covent Garden, on this unique 4-hour photography walking tour. Enjoy the personalised attention of your private professional photographer, who’ll give you the tips and tricks necessary to improve your photos and get the most out of your camera.

Discover how to get the perfect shot with a professional Fine Art photographer who has extensive teaching experience. Learn how to see with a fresh new perspective which makes your photography stand out from the crowd. This London photography tour is an outstanding learning experience as you get the best shots of London whilst developing and honing your photography skills.

Suitable for all types of digital cameras including smart phones. Your photographer knows the best viewpoints and a multitude of cameras to give the best photography learning experience possible.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A England

Capture the historic essence of London. Photograph British heritage and tradition in Trafalgar Square which is home to the world famous Landseer Lions, National Gallery, mermaid sculptures, elegant fountains and many fine statues and monuments. Capture street entertainers and pavement artists who create colorful chalk drawings for you to photograph and admire. In this setting learn about aperture, depth of field and light. Capture the far reaching views from Trafalgar Square to Whitehall in this atmospheric and historic location. With expert guidance from your photographer infuse dramatic historical resonance into your photographs making them your best ever shots. Your personal Fine Art photographer shares her best tips and advice on framing and composition to ensure perfect photos.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Leicester Square, London England

Walking at a leisurely pace you make your way to Leicester Square and photograph the gardens, the fountains and a great statue of William Shakespeare whose presence dominates the gardens. Learn about the importance of light in photography and experiment with varying angles of view. Capture a portrait of the statue of Charlie Chaplin and learn about aperture values and depth of field. You take a short working break for refreshments (own expense) where we review work completed. Your expert photographer identifies how to develop and progress your photography skills.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Chinatown, Gerrard Street & Lisle Street, London W1D 6JW England

We make our way to London's Chinatown and marvel at the monumental stature of the entrance gate to Chinatown. This is a must-have photograph!

Your expert photographer guides you to the best view points to photograph the colourful landscape of Chinatown. Marvel at colorful shop fronts full of exotic foods and delicacies. Be amazed by stalls crammed with colorful novelties and lanterns. You take your time to photograph the rich and authentic colors of Chinatown. Learn how to use color and depth of field in a creative way which makes your photographs stand out from the crowd.

You explore all the small side streets in Chinatown and capture the cultural diversity of this part of London in a creative and unique way.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD England

Explore the architecture of the world famous Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Apple Market, quirky side streets and street entertainers on the pedestrianized piazza, before making your way to the extraordinary and colourful Neal’s Yard.

Consolidate your learning in this vibrant location. Learn about different shutter speeds and different focus modes to capture the fast moving action of the street entertainers. Explore different angles of view when photographing architecture to create interesting and modern compositions. Capture the historic architecture of the iconic Apple Market and explore the visual displays of artisan and designer stalls. This is a visual display of color and design, complete with cafes, bars, pubs and cozy colorful shops.

Your personal photographer is on hand at all time to enable you to get the best photographs possible.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Neal's Yard, Covent Garden Seven Dials, London England

Photograph the intimate and colourful courtyards in Neal's yard. Capture colorful walls and shop fronts in this unique London courtyard. Learn about composition and framing to ensure you capture the true feel of the location.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: London Photo Tours and Workshops, London WC2N 5DS England

Since 2005 London Photo Tours and Workshops has provided expert and experienced tuition to thousands of travellers from around the world.

  • Professional Fine Art Photographer who has extensive teaching experience
  • Review of photographs taken and how to develop skills
  • Professional photographer who knows a multitude of cameras
  • Private Tour Exclusive to You or Your Personal Group

  • Refreshments
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Age: Minimum 16
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bring your own camera and fully charged battery
  • Service animals allowed
  • Bring additional memory cards to handle the extra photos you take during a tour
  • Near public transportation
  • Suitable for all digital cameras including smart phones
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Suitable for all skill levels
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Charing Cross, Strand, London WC2N 5HF, UK

Return Details

Neal's Yard, London WC2H, UK

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You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


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User's Reviews


08 Sep, 2023

Lou was very friendly and knowledgeable. Great experience and learned something’s at the same time. Worth doing.


23 Jan, 2023

The tour was great. Very informative and fun. The guide was very interesting and professional and took me and my wife for a four hour walk around Chinatown and Covent Garden


27 Nov, 2017

I wanted to get back into manual photography after years of defaulting into auto options on the cameras I was using. This class got me right back into taking pictures. Lou helped inspire and gave me the support I needed during the class. She helped me understand my camera better, get all the settings and options working as I needed them to. Once set up we did a few tests and exercises to make sure everything worked. Lou gives great feedback and tips to think about while taking pics. This class has inspired me, I haven't put my camera down since. Thank you!


21 Nov, 2017

My wife Dee and I whole-heartedly recommend the guided photographic walking tour from Trafalgar Square to Covent Garden provided by Lou Smith. Her professional expertise, teaching style and personal traits are outstanding. My wife and I took advantage of her photographic knowledge and artistic insights while on a four hour tour with her this August 2017.
I had done black and white photography in the late 60s and early 70s including developing but had not spent any significant time in photography since then except for family and vacation slides. I missed the joy of getting that perfect shot and wanted to take up photography more seriously again. I recently had purchased a new digital camera with seemingly 100 menus. I read the manual but gained from it only a minimal knowledge of the cameras many features.
While planning a vacation to London, Dee came across an ad for Lous tour. I was excited with high expectations. We were not disappointed. Lou taught us so much: at the beginning of the tour, how to navigate the most important settings on our cameras, and then for more than three hours multiple ways to view the visual world. Finally, over a coffee she went over with us several of the photos we selected for her to review. She showed us different perspectives on the same object, real-time examples of the use of positive and negative space, and different ways to use and view color. She shared her thoughts about both landscapes as well as extreme close-ups. Her professional background both as a photographer and artist was obvious in all she said. When we take another trip to London, we definitely will try to book her tour again.
Don Weisz
Cary, NC, USA


04 May, 2017

This was a fantastic tour that exceeded my expectations. My guide,Lou Smith, was very knowledgeable and good at explaining the best way to take a shot and some unusual places to get better angles. The tour was individualized to what I wanted to get out of it. During our snack break we reviewed all my shots and she made comments on what was working well and other options I might consider. We compared my shots to some of hers and how the different compositions worked. I will definitely take another photo tour when I am next in London.

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