We take stairs for granted, but use them as a way to ascend and descend from one area to another virtually every day. A staircase would probably be the last things you would think about photographing, but they can provide great photographic material especially in February the weather is often damp wet and cold.

As the photography conditions were looking dull and drab for the few days we had planned in the Yorkshire Dales, Fran and I decided to spend a few days in London looking for potential photogenic staircases together with a few other ideas.

Fran Steps Down Web

Anyway, below are some examples of staircases we found in London. There are numerous staircases that have become well known to photographers, but some of the less well-known ones, require more effort to find.

In terms of lens focal lengths, we used 28mm and 21mm primes with a Sony A7ll. As you can’t use tripods in most public buildings, we used home made beanbags that worked well as ad hock tripods. Some of the images were just hand held making use of image stabilization.

Somerset House

The Nelson Staircase is located in the South Building of Somerset House

Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Stairs Web

Nelson Up web

Heals Department Store

The Brewer Staircase

196 Tottenham Court Rd, London W1T 7PJ, United Kingdom

Heals 1 Web

Premier Inn Blackfriars

1-2 Dorset Rise, London EC4Y 8EN,

Prem Stairs 2 copy

Citizen M Hotel,

Bankside Southwalk

20 Lavington St, London, United Kingdom SE1 0NZ

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Tate Britain

There are some great staircases to photograph

Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, United Kingdom

Tate stairs Web

Tate down Web

St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

Euston Road, London

Renaisance Hotel1 copy.jpg


Author: Fletcher K2Photographic

Fletcher is a Freelance photographer with images featured in Yachts and Yachting, Yorkshire Life Magazine and Equine Health Thoroughbred Owner and Breader. Commissioned work has included the Land Rover Burghley International Horse Trials; Bramham International Horse Trials; Hickstead Derby; The Motocross Nationals; Roger Albert Clark Rally; and the Pirelli Rally. Photography is his passion which is demonstrated through his work.

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