Photographer Simon Gregor and I team up for the Belgravia Photo Walk!
Two guides for the price of one!
Have you always wanted to explore the history of London while indulging in your passion for photography? Do you like your walking tours to be interactive and full of surprises? If so, our latest tour in collaboration with photographer Simon Gregor, the Belgravia Photo Walk, might just be the right thing for you. While exploring some of London’s poshest enclaves, you will learn more about pictorial techniques, from abstract images to street photography.
Hot on the traces of a lost river, we will be exploring the hidden mews and secret passages of Belgravia and Knightsbridge. You will hear tales about a haunted pub as well as those associated with the devastating blaze of the Pantechnicon. Harrods and Harvey Nichols, the world famous department stores of Knightsbridge are, of course, going to make cameo appearances too and you will discover more about their legacies.
Alongside those historical interludes, Simon will be on hand to offer advice and tips on photographing some of the remarkable settings we are walking through, and to set a few fun photo challenges along the way. Whether you have simply a camera phone or a professional camera, there will be practical hints and ideas which you can pick up on and use; and between our stopping points, Simon will be on hand to chat through any photography issues you may want help with.
Guildhall Library’s artist in residence, Simon Gregor is a freelance photographer currently completing a PhD in First World War remembrance at the University of Wolverhampton. In relation to his studies, he also manages the Remembrance Image Project which uses photography to build understanding and awareness about the history of the First World War and the role of remembrance. Simon runs photography walks of his own too and you can find them on his website, Secret London Photo Walk.
All the photographs used on this page, except otherwise stated, where taken by Travelling Dave who joined Simon and I earlier in the year for a trial run of the walk. These are the kind of pictures you can expect to take during the tour.
For a little taster of the tour, let the following quotes and mentions entice you to join the walk some time soon. (Click on the titles of the features to be taken to the whole article.)
Here’s a little teaser from Leigh Clothier about the trial run we ran earlier this year.
This tour is aimed at seasoned Londoners as well as tourists who are looking to learn more about the history of London while taking part in an interactive experience. A perfect gift for amateur photographers, this walk can also be booked as a private tour for birthdays, leaving dos or any other special occasions.
The meeting point for this tour is by the Lanesborough Hotel (see the map below), just outside Hyde Park Corner Tube Station (Piccadilly Line). If you are coming by public transport, use Exit 4 for the most convenient route to the hotel. The walk finishes near South Kensington Tube Station (Circle Line, District Line and Piccadilly Line). The tour will last 3.5 hours and include a 45min lunch break on Motcomb Street. (Food and drinks are not covered within the ticket price.)
The tour costs £30 per person and tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite. All pricings for private group tours are available upon request.
If you have any further questions about the tours or if you would like to organise a private walk, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me either via my Contact Page or email me directly at: email@example.com. I will reply to you as quickly as possible.