Louis Berk Photography Tours of Whitechapel and Spitalfields

Photography Tours of Whitechapel and Spitalfields, New Dates TBC Soon

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

Join Louis Berk for guided tours 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. 

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

Custom Tours - Individuals, Groups, Schools

  • Groups photographic tours: ideal for camera clubs and Facebook groups
  • Specialist tours for schools, concentrating on spritual, moral, social and cultural development can also be arranged, drawing on Louis's experience as a secondary school teacher.
  • Private tours for individuals.

​Contact Louis Berk for a discussion of your requirements


Spitalfields Roundels Tour 

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.


Joining instructions will be emailed before the tour