London Photo Walk 2017 – Route

If you haven’t already please check out my initial post about the photo walk and if you’re interested in going please register so I can keep you up to date with any new information.

The Proposed Route

Thanks go to Sandeep for coming up with this route for us.

Meeting point: outside Café Rouge, Hays Galleria.  The nearest station is London Bridge and Hays Galleria is just off Tooley Street no more than 2mins walk from the Tooley Street exit of the station.  Anyone not familiar with London let us know and we can provide more precise directions and a map.

Time:  to meet between 10:30am and 11am with the aim to leave by 11am.  Café rouge can serve breakfast and coffee for those that need it.

Route: We don’t plan on being too prescriptive here and hopefully the route is a good mixture of landmark sites and more street art places.

Starting on the Southbank by London Bridge we will then cross the bridge heading past Monument and visiting St Dunstans in the East (a very nice photography location)

From here we will head north through the city past the Lloyds building, Leadenhall market and the Gherkin.   We will then go to Spitalfields market.   This is where the street art part of the walk will take us on to Brick Lane and North to Shoreditch High Street then towards Rivington Street.

Lunch:

We do not plan to have a ‘formal’ sit down lunch venue.  We will however pass many coffee shops and sandwich places en route so help yourself.  That said we will arrange various meet up points & times so if people are slower/faster than others we know where to meet.  These meet up points are likely to be somewhere where you can get food, drink and a toilet break.

For the end of the day we will reserve a small area in a bar near the end of the route for those that want to wind down.

A few points:

It’s a group walk and we are totally open to suggestions or changes in the route. Also ideas for meeting points if you know somewhere in particular.   As we are doing this for a bit of fun and for us to get together there is no charge and as such no funded refreshments.

Fund Raising

Given the horrible things that have happened in London and Manchester over the last few weeks Sandeep and I thought it might be a nice idea to try and raise some money for the UK Solidarity Fund set up by the British Red Cross for victims of terrorism in the UK. We are still ironing out ideas and if anyone has any suggestions they would be more than welcome. What we are currently thinking of is asking those who come on the walk to submit one photo taken during the walk to be printed as limited edition sets of postcards and put up for sale. All proceeds from the sale will be given to the charity. If the printing costs aren’t too high I will cover the cost of printing and postage myself otherwise I may ask for a small donation towards the printing. This is all still in the planning stages so nothing is concrete yet. Also this is completely optional of course nobody will be expected to participate if they don’t want to. If you do have any ideas please leave a comment below.

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