Louis Berk Photography Tours of Whitechapel and Spitalfields

Photography Tours of Whitechapel and Spitalfields, 2018

Interested in photographing Whitechapel but don’t know where to start?

Join Louis Berk for a tour aimed at giving photographers a perspective on the rich photographic opportunities in and around Whitechapel and Spitalfields. Suitable for all ages and interests and backed up up by Louis Berk's knowledge of the geography and history of the area.


TOUR 1: Spitalfields Roundels Tour - Saturday 23rd June, 2018 at 10:30AM

in 1995 Tower Hamlets commissioned local artist Keith Bowler to create 25 pavement roundels to celebrate the history of Spitalfields. Today, 13 remain. This walk will trace the location of many of the roundels and enjoying the impact on Spitalfields of the Huguenot, Irish, Jewish and Bengali communities. See where the 'match girls' held their strike meetings, the chapel which became a synagogue and mosque, the 'black eagle' which at one time dominated the industry of the area and the bagel shops that still ply their mouthwatering trade. Backed up by Louis Berk's 15 years of experience of photographing in the area and his knowledge of the history of the communities which once and still call Spitalfields their home.

This tour lasts 2 hours and commences and finishes outside Chirst Church, the beautifully restored Hawksmoor edifice on Commercial Street, close to convenient Underground, Overground and London Bus routes. Full joining details will be sent after booking this tour.


TOUR 2: Whitechapel Oasis Tour - Sunday 8th July, 2018 at 10:30AM

This tour navigates Whitechapel High Street and Whitechapel Road, leading walkers through the photographic opportunities discovered by Louis Berk during the last 15 years photographing in the area. Starting from the historic location of the 'Whitechapel', the tour takes in parks and bells, the footsteps of Orwell and Stalin, architecture spanning 300+ years and finishes at the unique oasis of Brady Street Cemetery - one of the oldest Jewish cemteries in the UK, now a vibrant eco-system - and opened especially for this tour.

Joining instructions will be emailed in advance of the tour