Architecture by night: City of London photography tour - Tuesday 1 March 2022 6.30pm

Architecture by night: City of London photography tour - Tuesday 1 March 2022 6.30pm

Regular price £35.50
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Join Open City for a socially-distanced photography tour and discover how to photograph the City of London at night. 

Led by acclaimed architectural photographer Grant Smith — member of world-famous architecture imaging agency VIEW — this evening tour will look at how to photograph the City’s iconic structures after dark. The tour includes Lloyd’s Building with its dramatic lighting. The tour will take in City streetscapes so you can practice with light trails.

The tour ends by Tower Bridge — illuminated to emphasise its structure and with views to the Shard and London Bridge.

This is an introductory tour and your guide will be on hand to guide you and answer any questions as you discover the techniques of night photography.

The tour will cover: 
- Illumination of the City’s buildings and how to photograph them
- Using long shutter speeds to render light trails
- Optimum time to take night photographs
- Selection of aperture, shutter and ISO to produce best results
- Your rights to photograph in public

Participants must bring their own camera and should be familiar with the manual functions of their camera. A tripod is essential for our night photography tours.

Meet: on the south west corner of Lime & Leadenhall St, by the Lloyd’s of London granite compass. EC3M 7AF. Duration 2 hrs approx. Tour ends at Tower Pier.

Get in touch with Adrianna at with any queries.

Grant Smith was born in Australia, and has lived and worked in London since 1983 gathering an extensive knowledge of London's architecture. His body of work includes some of the world's most iconic structures.

He is commissioned by all sectors of the industry including design companies, magazines, architects, contractors and engineers. His portrait work takes him beyond the architectural and construction industry and into all sectors of commerce. He was Chairman of the Association of Photographers from 2001 to 2003.

Grant has been involved in the organisation 'I'm a Photographer, Not a Terrorist' and has written articles on the subject of photographers' working in public space and continues to campaign for photographers' rights to shoot in public. He has been involved with Open House and Open House Tours for over 15 years.

Tickets are non-refundable and tours go ahead, rain or shine. Please get in touch with Adrianna at with any queries.

Concession pricing is available for those that are a student or unemployed. 

While on the tour please follow the latest government guidelines to minimise risk to yourself and other attendees as well as adhering to the precautions Open City have in place to hep keep everyone safe. 

Due to the continually changing situation tours may have to be rescheduled at late notice. In the event your tour date is cancelled you will be provided with the opportunity to book onto a rescheduled date, book onto another tour or held in credit (with no expiry date).