London audio tour: Southbank Photography Tour

Southbank Photography Tour

Walking Tour

35 mins

About the Tour

Improve your photography skills as you explore London's Southbank with Travel Photographer of the Year Finalist and Professional Travel Photographer Matthew Williams-Ellis. You will receive insider tips on great spots for photographing some of London's most iconic landmarks such as the London Eye.

During the photography tour, Matthew will nurture your photographic eye and help you develop a proactive photography mindset, so you can apply your new found skills to any situation you find yourself in when photographing in the future.

Advice given is relevant and applicable whether you use a DSLR or point and shoot camera.

Tour Producer


Matthew Williams-Ellis

Londoner. Landscape and documentary travel photographer. Nothing beats the open road... Join me for the journey.

Major Landmarks

  • London Eye

  • Southbank Centre Food Market

  • Southbank Centre Book Market

  • Southbank Skate Park

  • Golden Jubilee Bridges

  • St Paul's Cathedral

Directions to Starting Point

The tour starts directly underneath the London Eye.

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Places to stop along the way

As well as the main stops, there are many cafes to stop at. I would definitely recommend recovering at the Founders Arms Pub at the end of the tour, which has great views of St Paul's Cathedral.

Best time of day

Photography is always best during the early morning or late afternoon.


Always be aware of what is going on around you, especially when you have your eye to the camera taking photographs.

Camera straps around your neck/wrist are strongly advised when photographing over the edge of bridges too!


Nice tour and good photography tips, but two annoying things that compromised the experience:
1. the overview suggests early morning as best time for the tour, so I choose to do it early morning. but the food market and the book market were closed, so large parts of the tour weren't relevant.
2. GPS locations are inaccurate. I had to hold my phone so the time with the map opened and click on the icons to hear the explanations. especially for photography tour, when you have your camera in your hand, this is problematic. other audio tours worked just fine on my phone, so I assume this is a problem with this specific tour.
Apart from these major issues I did enjoy the tour and discovered a few hidden gems, so if these problems are fixed I think this will be a five stars tour.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 3 years ago
Preview mode limited to first 3 locations.