London is one of the best city where you can take some amazing pictures. There are planty locations where you can find the best spot.
Shoreditch, for example, is one of the best London street photography locations as it is sourranded by the best street art, graffiti and vintage fashion shops and markets.We had the amazing opportunity to work with Three UK, going around the city and learn new tips with the new iPhone XS.
Which is the best place to do it? Of course, Shoreditch and Brick Lane.
Shoreditch – Photography ideas London
Shoreditch is for sure in the list of the best London street photography location
It’s one of the more colourful areas of the city.
Shoreditch aside from Brick Lane is perfect for street photography. The graffiti and street art of East London provides the perfect backdrop for great London street photography. I personally discovered better this area thanks to Kellee, working with Three Uk.
We had this amazing opportunity to try the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Shoreditch is the best area to try out the amazing potential of the camera of the new phone. I personally am a big fan of Apple, despite Toti love Samsung.
Usually, when we are doing a session of street photography we use both phone and reflex. The50mm is the best for street photography.” While Alessia is shooting with the phone, Toti is in some corner find the best angle, cutting the light!
Out of all the different activities to do and things to see in Shoreditch, checking out its street art is on the top list.
There’s a ton of galleries and museums like the Brick Lane Gallery and the Whitechapel Gallery, but the crème de la crème of London’s art scene is along Brick Lane, Club Row, Fashion Street and Bacon Street.
Brick Lane – London street photography locations
Yet for street photography, Brick Lane remains a place where you’ll find a lot of characters and people generally a little bit more open to the idea of being photographed by a stranger.
This part of London is really vibrant and multicultural, colourful streets where you can meet independent artisans sellers, or walking through the stand in a casual Sunday morning, all surrounded by nice spices smells from all over the World.
During this amazing walking tour with Kellee, I had the opportunity to meet Rob, a really good photographer which he showed us some tricks about the new iPhone XS. I was so happy because for the first time I was so proud of my pictures.
I will share with you one of the tricks Rob teach me. If you want to take a picture from the street you can just turn around your phone. Yes, you understand well, you can just flip your phone in the upside down, later you can mastery your photo and at voilà, you have got an amazing photo from the street! It works!
Self guide walking tours London
If you love to be around and take some pictures you are, for sure, in the right place. Here in London, you have plenty of locations where your imagination can start to work.
This is our itinerary which we highly recommend if you plan your visit to London, or if you are already here and want to enjoy a different way to visit the city.
Start your tour guide from old Street Station going towards Shoreditch, where after just 5 minutes you will stop and start to take pictures because you will be surrounded by amazing graffiti.
Our personal idea is to get lost in the middle of the city and exploring everything by yourself, to be honest, every time we booked a free walking tour we never showed up, as we always prefered to see the city with our eyes.
Of course, there are some exceptions as the one we did in Rome with Livitalytours, which it was different as the guy who we were with was showing us the city in a different way. So amazing guys, you have to try it!
However, if you want still to book a free walking tour, online there are plenty, you just need to pick up the one that you like more, as all of them are offering a different type of places.
For sure, you can’t miss visiting the Old Spitalfields Market and the Boiler House which are typical of Shoreditch and Brick-lane and remember this need to be in your top ten London street photography locations.
Visit Old Spitalfields Market.
London has some fantastic markets, many of which began operating hundreds of years ago. Old Spitalfields Market is not an exception. It completely rebuilds, but is worth to go!
There has been a market running on the same grounds as Old Spitalfields Market since the 17th Century.
Back in the Victorian era most of the stalls sold fresh produce, but the modern-day market is now hosting to multicultural food stalls and independent artisans selling jewellery, books, and clothes.
The mix of history and unique stalls makes it one of the best things to do in Shoreditch.
The Old Spitalfields Market and the Old Brick Lane Market are not to be missed by any first-time visitor to Shoreditch, and The Sunday UpMarket and the Columbia Road Flower Market are a must-see as well.
Lunch at “The Boiler House” – London street photography locations
After walking for long, you need to stop by and eat something and The Boiler House is the perfect place to do it and to take some nice picture as well.
This it will be your last stop before going back to your meeting point.
The Boiler House before was just a boiler room and now they use this place for events and on Sundays for the food market. You will find a lot of stands with all different type of food. Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Lebanese, Indian, Vegan and more and more.
You will have the opportunity to try different kind of food and the best part have your phone with you and be ready to shot a lot.