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Once you’ve exhausted the photo opportunities at Covent Garden, be sure to venture further.  Take any number of streets and wander.  You can’t go wrong in any direction to find some of the best places to photograph London.

The Royal Opera House is adjacent in Bow Street on the northeast side of Covent Garden.  

low angle view royal opera house london

A walk northward along James Street will take you to the Covent Garden Underground Station and Long Acre.  Along this walk you’ll find numerous street performers and numerous opportunities for street photography.  

Once you reach Long Acre veer slightly to the right and you’ll find Neal Street.  Follow Neal Street northward and this is where the fun begins.  Neal’s Yard, narrow streets that are mostly empty at night and Seven Dials.  Each area is unique and will allow you to use your creative photographic eye.

Begin your journey at Covent Garden.
The GPS Coordinates for Covent Garden Are :: 51.5117° N, 0.1240° W

Map Showing the Location of Covent Garden

low angle view of covent garden piazza

Central London is like Disneyland for photographers.  Almost everywhere you turn you will find one of the best places to photograph London.   Covent Garden is no exception.  

If you are interested in street photography, visit this top tourist attraction during the day into early evening.  There will be plenty of visitors and street performers waiting to be unknowingly captured when you click your shutter button.  If you’re keen to capture the city void of people and appreciate London’s old architecture, be sure to visit after dark.

It’s obvious I love London night photography.  I perfected the craft by spending innumerable hours exploring the city at night.  Covent Garden is one of my top London photo areas as I love the cobblestones, the low angle perspective, the simple architecture and columns as well as the open space around the perimeter of the piazza.  You can spend hours at this famous market turned retail space.

You have to love Covent Garden for its history and I can’t help but visualize the fictional Eliza Doolittle singing “Wouldn’t It Be Luverly” on the doorstep of St Paul’s Church in the wee hours of the morning.

st paul's church covent garden

Be sure to move all about the perimeter of the piazza as well as stepping inside as the glass roofs are great fun.  When the building illuminates at night, magic happens that only a photographer would appreciate.  

The Covent Garden Piazza  offers ample photo opportunities.  Take your time.  Go high.  Go low.  Go when or after it rains.    The area is very safe tho’ don’t be surprised if a passerby asks what you’re doing.  A lady once got down on the ground to see what I was doing and then told me I was a spy.  Also, don’t be surprised if a concerned policeman stops to ask if you’re ok especially if you’re lying on the ground. 

Where is Covent Garden?  How Do I Get To Covent Garden?
Covent Garden GPS Coordinates :: 51.5117° N, 0.1240° W

Map Showing the Location of Covent Garden:
Map Showing Location of Covent Garden