The Thames by Night


Offered by: Andrei Botnari (professional photographer specializing in travel photography and various areas of commercial photography including 360 Virtual Reality)

$350 for entire experience

up to 2 people

approx. 3.5 hours

Travel Photography

The river Thames is the reason London exists. Evidence of human usage dates back to the BC years. The river’s ability to sustain life, improve trade, and provide travel links to Europe means it was an obvious place to cultivate civilization. The river also played a very important role in terms of defense, being a natural barrier between those who lived there and the southern invasions. For that reason, all the important structures were built on the north bank of the Thames. St Paul’s Cathedral, The Tower of London, the Financial District with the funny named buildings (Cheesegrater, The Gherkin and The Walkie Talkie) are all situated on the North bank.

We will photograph the most iconic places from the best angles including some beautiful bridges (Millenium Bridge, Southwark Bridge, London Bridge, Tower Bridge, Blackfriars bridge).

Walking across the river gives many photo opportunities and the best time to do it is at night.

Depending on the tide table we can take advantage of the low tide and even descend on the bank of the river to take unique photos.

  • Photograph the iconic London landmarks by the river in perfect light during the blue hour
  • Improve your long exposure photography skills by getting tips and insights from a seasoned local professional travel photographer

London visitors and locals alike, photographers of all levels who are interested in cityscape night photography

  • With so many icons to be photographed, logistics can be challenging. Let Andrei take you to the right spots at the right time
  • Learn long exposure photography techniques from a seasoned photographer
  • Photograph many iconic London spots including Millenium Bridge, Southwark Bridge, London Bridge, Tower Bridge, Blackfriars bridge

Additional information

Meeting point
To be determined prior to the experience

Recommended equipment
Mid range zoom lens (24-70mm or equivalent). Wide angle lens recommended. A tripod is recommended but if you dont have one, it will be provided free of charge.

Activity level
Medium – Involves 2-3 miles of walking