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Exploring London's Hidden Gems

London, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Ope

2 hours
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

For this photo walk we’ll start in front of Tate Modern where we'll introduce ourselves / explore the photogenic parts of the gallery. I’ll then guide you to the St. Paul’s / Bank area and then we’ll head down to Barbican Centre / Estate. I’ll show you the hidden gems within all these areas, I'm also happy to share my knowledge (how to make the most of shooting with your camera, exploring different angles / lighting etc) on photography + take your portrait (as a souvenir travel photo) anywhere you wish along the route.

For the duration of this experience, all guests should be comfortable walking long distances and dress according to weather. More than happy to adjust timings AND dates so please don't hesitate to get in touch if you do not see a time slot / date convenient for you.
Other things to note
This photo walk is aimed at photography enthusiasts (who are new to London) with an interest in architectural / cityscape and street photography however, it's open for ALL to attend.
For this photo walk we’ll start in front of Tate Modern where we'll introduce ourselves / explore the photogenic parts of the gallery. I’ll then guide you to the St. Paul’s / Bank area and then we’ll head down to Barbican Centre / Estate. I’ll show you the hidden gems within all these areas, I'm also happy to share my knowledge (how to make the most of shooting with your camera, exploring different angles / lighting etc) on photography + take you…

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Meet your host, Ope

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 11 Reviews
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I'm a freelance photographer, best known as @greatarsenal on Instagram. I’ve lived in London all my life and have been doing photography for more than 12 years now (graduated back in 2013 with a BA Honours Degree). Over this time I’ve built up knowledge of the lesser known parts of the city that tend to get overshadowed because they’re not your typical ‘touristy’ spots.

Over the years I’ve hosted many photo walks with various photographers, all on different levels. More than happy to adjust timings AND dates so please don't hesitate to get in touch if you do not see a time slot / date convenient for you.
I'm a freelance photographer, best known as @greatarsenal on Instagram. I’ve lived in London all my life and have been doing photography for more than 12 years now (graduated back in 2013 with a BA Honours Degree). Over this time I’ve built up knowledge of the lesser known parts of the city that tend to get overshadowed because they’re not your typical ‘touristy’ spots.

Over the years I’ve hosted many photo walks with various photographers, all on different levels. More than happy to…
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Where you'll be

Starting at Tate Modern which often has various eye catching spots in and around the building. We’ll then head to St Paul’s and Bank to capture some quality views of London. Finishing in brutalist heaven also known as Barbican Estate (perfect for all architecture lovers).

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Yunni H.
August 2019
Hands down 5 star experience! As a solo traveler, I do this type of experience in every single city I visit. This experience is like no other. I’ve been to London countless of times over the years, but I have yet to discover all the spots Ope took me. Ope is really friendly and he made me feel comfortable from the moment we met. He provided clear instructions and responded to all my questions in a timely manner prior to our meeting. Ope is very passionate about photography and he knows all the cool locations in London. Ope would also share his experience shooting in each location and provided me amazing tips on how to capture the object/subject better. As a hobbyist street photographer, I find this experience useful. I was only in London for a short period of time but this experience helped widen my outlook on London which I find it refreshing! I truly enjoyed my time exploring London through Ope’s perspectives. I definitely recommend this experience to anyone who are keen to explore London in the way you have never experienced before. Thank you for sharing me the this amazing experience with me Ope!
Hands down 5 star experience! As a solo traveler, I do this type of experience in every single city I visit. This experience is like no other. I’ve been to London countless of time…
Serena
June 2019
Ope was great! He takes you to some really neat architectural buildings but also a mix of some recognizable Instagram spots. I could tell he has explored London quite a bit on his own because he knew heaps of places to shoot despite the weather. You do a fair bit of walking, so be prepared - it’s worth it!
Ope was great! He takes you to some really neat architectural buildings but also a mix of some recognizable Instagram spots. I could tell he has explored London quite a bit on his…
Mauricio
February 2019
Ope was great and he showed me places I would never have known by myself , he gave me photography tips and was very open to all the questions I had . He also was very kind and helpful , I would definitely take this experience again .
Claudia
January 2019
Ope was absolutely wonderful and so were the locations! He taught me how to see architecture and seemingly simple buildings as art. Absolutely recomendated.
Harsh
December 2018
Ope is an excellent photographer, fun and friendly to hang out with. He showed me around some of really cool hidden spots of London which I would have not known on my own. I had a great time walking around with him. Its a must do if you like street photography and wanna see London.
Ope is an excellent photographer, fun and friendly to hang out with. He showed me around some of really cool hidden spots of London which I would have not known on my own. I had a…
Balushi
November 2018
It was a wonderful experience, he knew new places he was a wonderful person Looking at the needs of the client with Thank you for the beautiful experience

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Camera (preferably a DSLR)

Comfortable footwear (A MUST)