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Architecture Photo Walk: University of London
Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections

Architecture Photo Walk: University of London

Explore the layers and diversity of London’s architecture and hear about the architectural trends of the University of London’s Bloomsbury Campus. Join us to view the RIBA’s exceptional architecture Collections and learn about different architectural styles, before heading offsite to capture some of London’s finest architecture from the 1830’s to the present. For ages 18+ and all abilities.

About the Day

Explore the layers and diversity of London’s architecture and see the architectural trends of the University of London’s Bloomsbury Campus. Covering styles from Classical Revival to Art Deco and Neo Georgian to Brutalist, join us to learn about these different styles and be challenged to photograph buildings from the 1830s to the present.

Beginning the day at the RIBA, we will review reference points within the RIBA’s Library Collections including period photographs and drawings, some of which show aspirations for the area that were never built. Then we will take a walk through Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury before taking in some academic highlights including Senate House, Quad, the Institute for Education, Bloomsbury Theatre, and SOAS buildings. See how the campus fits together and how these buildings are a collection of some of London’s finest architecture.

Led by an experienced photographer you will be challenged to translate your ideas into a series of lasting images before returning to RIBA for a discussion and a review of the images.

To see our Architectural Photo Walk taking place in June as well as our upcoming series of creative workshops, see our learning programme for adults.

About the Event

This event is led by photographer Anthony Palmer for students and adults aged 18 and over. It starts at the RIBA before taking to the streets.

This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to engage actively with architecture through drawing and is suitable for photographers at all levels, including beginners. Participants must bring equipment they are comfortable with including phones, tablets or cameras.

Online booking in advance is essential.

Please note: this is a photo walk that explores the contexts of photographing architecture, rather than the technical skills of photography.


We strive to ensure our events are accessible for wheelchair users. Occasionally our offsite visits may involve steps and uneven terrain; please contact us to discuss the route for specific tours and events.


  • £60 standard ticket
  • £50 for RIBA Members, Students, or Friends