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

5 (19)
London, GB

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

5 (19)
London, GB
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Join us for a thrilling three-hour photography tour through the hidden back streets of London's West End. Led by award-winning photographer Mike Wines, this guided adventure will take you off the beaten path to discover the unconventional beauty of this vibrant district. Explore both historic and modern buildings, uncover little-known public works of art, and delve into the captivating history and literary connections of these colorful neighborhoods. With over 14 years of digital photography experience, Mike will share his expertise and guide you in capturing unique and unconventional images. Rain or shine, we guarantee an unforgettable experience. In the event of severe weather, we offer a full refund. Visit our website for COVID precautions and book your spot now for a truly unforgettable journey through London's West End.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 3 hours
  • Suitable for 1-12 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore buildings new and old
  • Discover little-known public works of art
  • Learn fascinating history of colorful districts
  • Try out a range of photographic techniques
  • Produce unconventional images
  • Photographic guide

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Experience the vibrant and artistic side of London's West End with the Photography Tour walking the back streets. Led by the renowned photographer, Mike Wines, this three-hour guided tour takes you on a journey through the hidden gems and lesser-known areas of London's theatreland. With over 14 years of digital photography experience and numerous awards under his belt, Mike will share his expertise and show you the unconventional beauty that lies within this iconic district.

What to expect?

During this tour, participants can expect to explore both new and old buildings, discover intriguing public artworks, and uncover the rich history of these colorful districts. Along the way, you will also learn about the connections to famous literary figures, adding an extra layer of fascination to the experience. As a photography tour, you will have the opportunity to experiment with various techniques and capture unconventional images that truly showcase the unique essence of the West End.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for both photography enthusiasts and anyone looking to explore a different side of London. Whether you're a seasoned photographer seeking inspiration or a curious traveler wanting to discover hidden corners, this experience is designed to cater to all levels of interest and skill. It's a chance to delve into the offbeat and lesser-explored areas of the West End, creating memories and capturing stunning images along the way.

Why book this?

What sets this tour apart is the expertise of guide Mike Wines, whose extensive knowledge of the area and photographic skills will elevate your experience to new heights. With his guidance, you'll not only discover the secret nooks and crannies of London's West End but also learn valuable photography techniques that will enhance your skills. This tour offers a unique opportunity to see the city through the lens of a professional, capturing unconventional and captivating images that will make your memories truly stand out.

Good to know

In the event of foul weather, the tour will still proceed unless severe conditions are forecasted. However, if the tour needs to be canceled due to the weather or any other unforeseen circumstances, you will receive a full refund. COVID precautions are also in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants. For more information, please visit the website, where you can also find details about the updated refund policy.


Previous participants have raved about their experiences with Mike on this photography tour. They have praised his knowledge of the area, his friendly demeanor, and his ability to create a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere. Many have also mentioned how the tour has helped them discover hidden spots and perspectives that they wouldn't have found on their own. Overall, the reviews highlight the tour's unique blend of photography education, exploration, and enjoyment, making it a truly memorable experience for all.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Your Itinerary

Seven Dials

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.

Admission Included

Denmark Street

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.

The British Museum

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.



5 (19)


Mike my guide was amazing, on time, organized and his history of the places we visited was second to non. A real personable gentleman, who offered advice and taught me some new techniques. I felt that I had known him all my life. Thanks Mike.


Photo tours are a great way to see a slice of local culture and this tour was no exception. The host was on time and brought the group through a variety of local attractions. There are many good photo ops on the tour. Additionally, the host showed us a variety of techniques to liven up even the most ordinary subject. He was accommodating and instructive. I highly recommend this tour.


Very nice tour with a friendly guide, who takes you to different places in the west end. Good to start the city trip in London.


An truly excellent way to spend a Saturday morning! Mike was hugely knowledgeable both of the many sites that we visited on the tour and of the best photographic techniques to capture this varied and fascinating part of London. Highly recommended


knowledgeable about London and photography, took us to great spots, super friendly, adapted to our skill level. Even as Londoners we learned a lot and took great pictures


The photography tour with Mike was excellent! Highly recommend. Mike is personable, interested and knowledgeable. I’m a photography novice and enjoyed learning techniques and hearing about the history and really seeing places in London I thought I knew - now I truly see them. My daughter knows about photography and enjoyed sharing ideas and getting to know the city. Thank you, Mike, for a really great tour! Even when the heavens opened you had fantastic ideas and we really felt that it was a wonderful experience, whatever the weather 🙂


My wife and I joined the walking tour, with our friends from Germany and three other people. Firstly, although we were late arriving at the departure point, due to the late arrival of out train, the guide returned to pick us up, so that we didn't miss any of the tour. We were taken around many streets of the 'West End' and given useful advice on the location, specific buildings and photographic techniques, to make the most of the tour. The photographic tips included, using water (provided by the guide} to obtain interesting and unusual photographs of the area. The guide provided lots of interesting facts, both historical and current, of the buildings we saw and about the area we were touring. Overall a very good three hours of walking and taking photos..


One word for this tour...AMAZING! Mike was a wonderful tour guide and teacher. I used his tips for photography to improve my photos during my entire trip in London. His advice really helped and made a huge difference. He corrected lighting issues I was having which made my photos pop. He also took me to some very interesting places I would have never found on my own. One of the highlights was ducking into a guitar shop during London rain showers. We took the best pictures in this store and discussed how to make them better. It was great. I would highly recommend Mike's tour. He is so personable and friendly as well as very knowledgeable on London history and photography. Thanks Mike for a lovely morning. You're awesome!


Photography and fun facts about London history - I could not ask for a better day. Mike was friendly and helpful and full of the type of great London trivia that I love. I picked up some tips to improve my photos - just hope I can remember them all! 😁 Thanks for the great experience Mike.


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!
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