The Photographer's Gallery was definitely a nice break from the hectic atmosphere of Oxford Street. Come here with your shopping, grab a coffee and a cake, chill out, and peruse the photos. It's the perfect size gallery to just pop in for twenty minutes or so and it's totally unintimidating, as well. You don't need to be an art snob and nobody's gonna glare at you if you pass up the donation box. And the gift shop had some pretty cool cameras (like those crazy fisheye ones). Definitely check this place out if you're desperate for some quiet in the middle of a big city.
On Fri Sep 4, 2009 | Permalink
Somehow, despite being right off Oxford Street, a minute from Oxford Circus, and what's more being totally free, the Photographers' Gallery just doesn't get rammed with people. This has nothing to do with the quality of what's on display. The gallery may be small but they pick true photographic treasures to mesmerise and provoke thought. There is a brilliant little bookshop on the first floor with a café serving some of the best quality and value light food in the area.
On Thu Jul 30, 2009 | Permalink