September 3 - 8, 2017

June 10 - 15, 2018

September 2 - 7, 2018

June 9 - 14, 2019

Travel, Cityscape, Street, Urban, Architecture and People Photography


- 6 Days

  1. -Photographer | Guide

  2. -Small Group Size

  3. -Photo Walks

  4. -Fine Hotel

  5. -Breakfasts

  6. -2 Dinners

  7. -Local Transportation




Westminster, Soho, St James, Greenwich, Camden and more

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London will enthral you, seduce you, and guarantee you a groovy time.

London Photo Adventure Vacations – Inspire, Create and Learn.

London has always been a compelling capital but right now it's also one of the most dynamic hubs on earth, leading the vanguard in music, visual arts, fashion, film and, these days, even food. London's back in the spotlight and it is certifiably groovy. Wandering through its rain-sodden streets is a unique experience. We take giddy delight in its icons: the open-backed red buses, black cabs, police bobbies and their hats, pinstriped workers and London Underground signs.

As England’s capital, London is set on the River Thames, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.

Because of it's long history and the many centuries of being the capital of a large empire, London has many splendid monuments and places to photograph. Here is a list of some of the highlights of our tour. By district, they include... St. James's, Mayfair and Piccadilly: Buckingham Palace, The Mall to Trafalgar Square, National Gallery. In the City: Tower of London, Tower Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral. In Westminster and Bankside: Tate Galleries, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament & Big Ben. In Knightsbridge, Kensington and Chelsea: Harrods, Victoria & Albert museum, Science museum, Natural History museum. And lastly in Covent Garden, Bloomsbury and Soho: British Museum, British Library, Madame Tussaud. London will surely enthral you, seduce you and, on any given day of the week, probably lead you to a hangover.

This adventure is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light, but to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity.

In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, photograph people indigenous to the region and the cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country. Our time together will include individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas and great fun. We cannot think of a better location to express your creativity than the dynamic city of London.


Group Size

4-8 Guests

Experience | Difficulty

Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers

DSLR, mirrorless, compact or iPhone cameras

Moderate schedule

Travel by metro, car or minibus

No elevation changes and lots of walking

(non-photographers also welcome)

Photographer | Guides

Rik Hamilton  |  September 3-8, 2017

Laurie Cohen  |  June 10-15, 2018

Rik Hamilton  |  September 2-7, 2018

Laurie Cohen  |  June 9-14, 2019

Weather | Sun

June - Temps 70/56 F  21/13 C  Sunrise 4:45 | Sunset 9:14 (21:14)

September - Temps 67/49 F  19/9 C  Sunrise 6:20 | Sunset 7:38 (19:38)


Travel, cityscape, urban, architecture, and people photography

Professional photographer | guide

Photo walks & discussions

Small group size (4-8 guests)

Fine hotel accommodations


2 Dinners

Local transportation


The Beauchamp, St. James' Court, 54 Boutique Hotel, The Rembrandt or similar - London

Travel Information

Arrival & Departure Airport: London Heathrow( LHR) - Transfer time to hotel 1hr

Arrival & Departure Airport: Gatwick Airport (LGW) - Transfer time to hotel 45min

Our adventure begins at 11 AM on the first day and ends at noon on the last day.

Travel Visa: A visa may be required depending on your nationality. Go to VisaMapper for more information.



Photo Adventure Vacation | September 3-8, 2017:  $4,495

Photo Adventure Vacation | June 10-15, 2018:  $4,795

Photo Adventure Vacation | September 2-7, 2018:  $4,795

Photo Adventure Vacation | June 9-14, 2019:  $4,995

Single Supplement:  $700

(Optional) Early Arrival Hotel Room:  $400

(Optional) Late Departure Hotel Room:  $400

Deposit:  $1000


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*All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Please select single occupancy for a private room. For your convenience we offer optional early arrival and late departure accommodations so you can extend your stay before or after the trip. We typically stay in boutique hotels in the 4-star category. Not all destinations offer these types of properties. We look for unique hotels which offer cultural, historic and/or authentic features. Depending on the size of the group, smaller boutique hotels may have limited room inventory. In some countries or in remote locations, we may be limited to lodges or branded chain hotels. Breakfast is included only if included in our room rates.


Sunday (1)  Westminster - Parliament - Big Ben - Eye - Hyde Park

We meet on Sunday at our hotel where we will discuss PWA’s “10 Guiding Principles of Photography” as well as our “THE ART OF SEEING” photographic technique. During a group lunch, we will have informal discussions on what our guests are trying to achieve in their photography, subject matters, styles and techniques. From here we will set out for a wonderful day of architectural, street and fine art photography throughout the most iconic landmarks around Westminster Abbey. This area of London includes the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster bridge, the London eye and the embankment. We will then visit the famous Hyde Park corner to capture the characters voicing their opinions. In the evening we celebrate with our “Welcome Dinner” at a favorite hidden local restaurant. (D)

Monday (2)  Buckingham Palace - Piccadilly Circus - Soho

Our second day in London will include more of old London's charms. We will start our day by visiting Buckingham Palace and the changing of the guard. From here we will head to the famous Piccadilly Circus to capture the busy roundabout with London buses, telephone boxes, post boxes and other icons for foreground interest. After lunch we will visit more sites including the famous Hamley's toy store, Leicester square and Chinatown. A visit to London would not be complete without searching for remnants of the hip and rock culture found at Carnaby Street in the Soho District. This area is ideal to practice street photography techniques: Panning, shooting from the hip, zoom effects and slow shutter techniques will all be put to good use here. (B)

Tuesday (3)  Spitalfields Market - Brick Lane - Tower Hamlets

The third day takes us to one of London's most photogenic locations - Spitalfields market. This famous site is more than just a market. Antique stores, food traders, independent fashion houses and much more is on offer here. The market lies close to Brick Lane which has changed dramatically over the last 15 years. These sites are located within Tower Hamlets which is one of the most culturally diverse in Europe. Street photography will play a big part in our day, though there is so much more to capture with your camera. The evening will include some fabulous night photography at sites such as the Lloyds Building, Gurkin Building, as well as other modern structures. This will be a great introduction to night photography settings and techniques. (B)

Wednesday (4)  Trafalgar Square - Covent Garden - Tower Bridge

Wednesday takes us to some stunning architecture that London is renowned for. After a visit to Trafalgar Square, we will head to Covent Garden which has been a local favorite for shopper's wanting to walk around a more relaxed atmosphere. Here you will find the charming shop fronts and colorful houses at Neal's Yard. Covent Garden is a personal favorite for it's great cuisine, so will be an ideal place to stop for lunch. From Covent Garden we will head to the British museum. This fabulous museum is not only an architectural photographer's dream. The British museum also houses some of the rarest works of man from prehistoric to modern times from around the world. This site houses the Loretta stone and mummies from ancient Egypt. Later in the afternoon we will search for good compositions at the famous Tower Bridge. No visit to London would be complete without photographing this landmark, overlooking the river Thames. It's 900 year old history includes being used as a Royal Palace, prison and place of execution! (B)

Thursday (5)  Greenwich - Thames River Cruise

On Thursday we will head to Greenwich and the Royal museums. This area along the Thames, is known for being at the International date line. The Cutty Sark, Greenwich Market, 02 Arena, National Maritime Museum and Royal observatory are all located here. Greenwich park was the site used for equestrian events at the 2012 London Olympics. From Greenwich we will hop on a boat, and take a city cruise along the river Thames. This is a great way to see the London Eye, Shakespeare Globe, Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower Bridge from a great perspective. From here we will head the Square mile, the heart of London's financial district. This is a great site for photographers wanting to experience the rat race of businessmen in pin-striped suits, London taxi's and the famous buildings dotted around the area. In the evening, we’ll celebrate our “Farewell Dinner” at one of our favorite London restaurants. We’ll enjoy great fun and laughter as we discuss all the highlights of the trip. (B) (D)

Friday (6)  Camden Town

The last day of our workshop starts by reviewing over breakfast, our favorite images taken throughout the week. After breakfast, we will visit the beautiful neighborhood of Hampstead with it's curved lanes, independent shops and beautiful wooded parks. From Hampstead heath we will arrive to Camden town, which is one of the best places for street photography in London. Here you will find punks, rockers, hippies, mods and every other cult known to man! Camden is all about it's incredible diversity - all located around the picturesque canal that runs through it. Afterwards, we return to our hotel, checkout, exchange contact info, and bid you farewell. We urge you to extend your stay in London or elsewhere in the UK and make good use of everything you will learn on our photo adventure.

May all who come as guests... leave as friends®

Options and Benefits

Private Guided Tours & Adventures

We offer amazing private guided photo adventures, cultural tours and vacations for individuals, couples, families and groups. We can customize any of our published adventures, as well as others, to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. This may include the finest 5-star accommodations, business-class travel, and private guides and fixers who are able to make the impossible possible. If you are not interested in a photo-centric vacation, but you love our approach to private travel, we will be happy to design and deliver an amazing adventure focused on travel, culture and cuisine. Click here for more information. Feel free to call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us for more information.

Gift Certificates

Give someone you know a Gift Certificate, good toward any of our Photo Adventures, Photo Tours, Private Guided Tours, Online Courses, Prints or Merchandize. Our beautifully personalized eGift Certificates are delivered to you electronically. They are fully transferable and have a 2 year expiration date. They are available in any amount from $100 to $5000. It makes a great gift for anyone who loves photography, travel or adventure. Order now, or email us for more information.

Private Online Lightroom & Photoshop Tutorials

We offer private online Lightroom and Photoshop photo editing tutorials for individuals who would like to improve their post-processing skills. Each is customized to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. We provide you with one-on-one discussions using online connectivity. Many of our Photo Adventure guests select our online post-processing as an extension to their trip. Click here for more information.

Combination Tours

You can SAVE by combining two or more back-to-back photo adventures. Click here to explore our wonderful selection of Combination Packages.

Travel Insurance

We offer travel insurance through Travelex. The cost for travel insurance can be as low as 4% of the total trip cost, depending upon age and other factors. Knowing you have trip cancellation coverage can make a big difference should you have to cancel for some unforeseen reason. Travelex Insurance Services is a BBB Accredited business with an A+ rating. Click here to get a free quote.

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Loyalty Club**

All registered guests for 6 day or longer Photo Adventures are automatically enrolled in our Loyalty Club. You will receive a $200 discount on your next Photo Adventure. After attending just 3 Photo Adventures, you’ve reached “Gold” status and a $300 discount good toward future Photo Adventures. After attending 6 Photo Adventures, you’ve reached “Elite” status and a $500 discount good toward future Photo Adventures. Elite status guests also receive other benefits such as additional discounts, special offers, room upgrades (when available), and more. Click here to learn more.

**LOYALTY CLUB: Loyalty discounts only apply to 6 day or longer Photo Adventures. The discount is applied to the Photo Adventure fee when booked directly through our website, and cannot be added to or combined with any “pay in full”, “pay in advance” or “discounted specials”. This discount cannot be combined with any other offer. Your discount will be applied to your final payment. Only one discount per person, per adventure. This discount has no cash value. Polar Adventures are excluded from this offer. Loyalty Club status will be eliminated after 3 years of inactivity.  

NOTE: We reserve the right to change hotels based on availability and pricing. Not included in your rate are alcoholic beverages, unscheduled meals, travel to and from our destinations, airport transfers, travel insurance and any optional excursions you may choose to book on your own or as a group. Breakfast is usually included unless it is not offered in our hotel package. As is standard in the travel industry, all accommodations are based on double occupancy. Please choose the private room / single supplement option if you prefer your own room. Double occupancy can only be offered if you are traveling with a guest. We reserve the right to change events and schedules throughout the itinerary due to adverse weather conditions or complications that may arise that are out of our control. Our number one priority is always the safety of our group.

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