Last october I had a family appointment in Bristol where I have a number of relatives living there. That was indeed a good excuse as well in order to visit Jazmín, a friend who has been living in London since 2 years ago. That’s my experience on my short photographic England trip.
Although I did visit London several times before I have never had the chance to enjoy such incredible city and take my time along with my camera. I choosed only 2 lenses, 5dmk2 camera body and the tiny Fujifilm X20. I wouldn’t recommend any photography trolley if you’re about to use the London’s Underground since there are hundreds of steps and also the street surface it’s not smooth enough not to sound like “a truck is coming” :). You’d better bring either a belt pack or a lightweight backpack.
I’d like to mention if you’re about to visit “The Shard” or the “London Eye” (2 interesting spots to take pictures from the high in London) I would discourage you guys to do so. As the London Eye is a 30 minutes experience, it’s moving all time long and you cannot have the chance to take long exposure pictures during the dusk time as them would appear shaken. The case of The Shard is even worse, you just have to read their visitor rules and realize that all pictures taken from that place are supposed to by owned by them. Also the tripods acceptance as I did read in some blogs are so random. Since they have created such unfriendly rules for photographers I decided not to go there and also save at least 35 pounds!