London audio tour: Covent Garden Street Photography Tour

Covent Garden Street Photography Tour

Walking Tour

45 mins

About the Tour

A street photography tutorial tour of the unexplored back streets of Covent Garden by a professional photography guide. Listen to time-honored photography tips and commentary while being guided about the old, grand and not-so-grand architecture, famous highlights, tiny details and fascinating crowds of people that is Bloomsbury. Explore London at your own pace while absorbing the stories of the streets and learning how to take better photos.

Recommended equipment:
Wide angle lens
Lens within the ranges of 18 - 105mm
A tripod is NOT required, but advised for long exposures if doing the route towards the early evening

Tour Producer


Legless Lizard

Legless Lizard is the sister company of Hairy Goat which is London's top rated photography tour company on Trip Advisor. We have been providing photography tours & workshops and personal photography tuition since 2009. And now we're running personal tuition & photography courses in South Australia.
Purchase your tour on Voicemap, and visit the Legless Lizard website where we share more photography tips and information and sample photos from each tour.

Major Landmarks

  • Royal Opera House

  • London Coliseum

  • St Martin-in-the-Fields

Directions to Starting Point

The tour starts outside the exit of Holborn tube station on the corner of High Holborn Kingsway Road.

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Places to stop along the way

Princess Louise pub, Lowlander pub, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Coliseum Theatre, St Martin in the Fields church and crypt.

Best time of day

Any time of day will be fine, but ideally as the light is dropping and the blue hour after sunset approaches. Many of the locations will photograph really well due to lighting effects on the buildings. A tripod isn't required for daytime photography but will be required for night photography, Please be aware that in some locations you may not be able to use them due to security restrictions. You could then use a monopod, or lean against a wall or post for extra stability.


Covent Garden to Trafalgar Square is very busy with tourists. Take only what you can easily carry. In crowded areas, put your bag in front of you rather than behind. A wide angle and 18 - 105mm lens will be sufficient. Anyone in a public location can be photographed, but if you are going to be very obvious, please obtain their permission. If you intend to use the photograph commercially, you must have their written consent via a signed model release form.


That's great. Thanks very much for passing on your thoughts

Posted by Legless Lizard , over 4 years ago

Good tour and good tips. This tour can be added as an extension to Bustling Bloomsbury as the end of that is the start of this. The GPS tags worked perfectly on this one. I did the tour on Boxing Day which had the advantage of buildings being clear if people but undermined the street photography aspect.

Posted by Angus Hamilton , over 4 years ago

Thanks Angus. Very pleased to hear that all went well and you enjoyed it.

Posted by Legless Lizard , over 4 years ago

I took this tour with a friend. Corinna's hints and tips are really helpful, so as well as getting great shots of London and the areas around Covent Garden, you get the chance to take the photos as the pro does. Love the things she points out and would recommend this tour to anyone with a keen eye wanting to find out more about London. One hint, don't use speakerphone - London is too noisy and so use a headphone, and if in a group, make sure you each have a copy - that way you can wander a little if a subject is of more interest to one than another. Great buy, amazing value. I plan to do it all again in the evening in winter.

Posted by Chris , almost 5 years ago

Thanks very much for your feedback and suggestions Chris. Definitely of value to other clients.

Posted by Legless Lizard , over 4 years ago

Covent Garden Street Photography Tour – I liked this route, good locations, I chose to go early morning but as the hints and tips suggest this is best taken early evening/night when the buildings and locations really come into their own but there is still plenty of good stuff to photograph during daylight hours.

Posted by Lynn S , almost 5 years ago
Preview mode limited to first 3 locations.
Covent Garden Street Photography Tour