An eye for East London

Shoreditch, London

An eye for East London

Take your photography skills to the next level on this eye-opening walk with war correspondent and photojournalist Stuart Freedman through the streets of London’s rapidly evolving East End.

Born and raised in East London, Stuart’s work reporting from Haiti, Afghanistan and beyond has been recognised by Amnesty, Unicef and more. On this tour you’ll explore themes of cultural diversity and gentrification in some of the city’s most photogenic – and controversial – corners, as well as picking up tips from one of the industry’s most esteemed professionals. This is not a beginner’s course: a good working knowledge of your own camera is essential.

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From £312.5 for 2 people

“Stuart was great, extremely personable and knowledgeable about all the subjects we touched upon. The location was great and the time spent spot on.”

– Mike F., June 2018
Stuart Freedman

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Stuart Freedman


Stuart Freedman is an award-winning war correspondent and photojournalist from East London whose work has been published in Life, National Geographic, Time and Newsweek among others, and recognised by the likes of Amnesty International, Pictures of the Year and the Royal Photographic Society.

Develop your eye for arresting composition in this fascinating stroll through East London’s ever-changing neighbourhoods

3 hours
Start Time
Tours run between the hours of 11:30 and 14:00
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Where you'll go
Armed with your own camera, you’ll meet Stuart at an Whitechapel landmark. From here, he’ll teach you tricks about framing and composition against a backdrop of the East End’s gritty thoroughfares, new financial districts and hipster strongholds – such as Brick Lane, Hoxton, Commercial Road and Shoreditch High Street – stopping at the much-loved Geffrye Museum, and ending with a debrief at authentic pie and mash shop F Cooke.
What you'll need
Be sure to charge up your camera so there are no interruptions while capturing the neighbourhood’s cultural evolution. Film and digital users are both welcome, as are SLR and DSLR cameras. The experience is geared towards helping you pick out striking images, so please only restrict your equipment to one body and one lens (preferably a 50mm or a 35mm). And, although certainly not a prerequisite, it’ll be enriching if beforehand you’ve had a quick look at the photography of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Marc Riboud and Robert Doisneau.
Experience location
You will be meeting Stuart Freedman at an East London landmark in Whitechapel; we’ll send you the details in your confirmation.