The Scoop At Sunset

Cityscapes from Waterloo to London Bridge

Event info

This is an on-location workshop for up to six participants led by Philip Bedford.

Tickets are now on sale. Bookings can be made direct with the RPS by phoning 0117 3164 464, or emailing with details of your booking request and a member of the booking team will get back to you regarding payment. This is an interim arrangement until the new RPS IT system is operational. Thank you for your forbearance.

19-07-2022: Due to a booking cancellation there is now one space available on this workshop.

Shoot cityscapes from the bridges and banks of the River Thames, photographing some of the most well-known landmarks in London. We’ll take long exposures as the city rushes by, explore the hidden beaches of the Thames at low tide, and traipse the back streets of Southwark searching for shots in the narrow medieval streets that are now dwarfed by modern skyscrapers. Our finale will be capturing the stunning summer skies at sunset over the City of London before the buzz of the illuminated buildings captures your attention. 




There will be a stop for a drink and a snack at a local café/pub.




Clothing and equipment:

Camera, Tripod and Filters;

Walking Shoes, Windbreaker and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. 


Terrain is fairly mild, but bring sturdy walking boots. We will also explore some of the beaches as the tide goes out so there will be some wet sand or pebbles at times. There will be lots of walking, mostly on footpaths. Expect hiking of around 5 miles throughout the day. This workshop is suitable for wheelchair users, but there may be some slight detours to circumnavigate the steps.


Toilet facilities:

There are lots of toilet facilities and cafes around. Be prepared to pay a little for the privilege of using a toilet as some do charge entry. 



Ticket prices for this event include a £2 carbon offsetting charge.  For more information click here.


Carers and helpers

Any person who has a health condition or disability and needs a carer or helper may bring them along to an RPS Landscape Group event without charge. You must book a carer/helper ticket for your helper.

The carer/helper is there to assist you and will not be given any tuition or be permitted to participate in the photographic discussion. Attendance is free of charge but any out of pocket costs such as meals, transport or accommodation will be borne by the attendee.


Your data

Please note: your personal data (name, email address and telephone number) that you supply when booking an event will be passed to the event / workshop leader in order to enable them to:

  • contact you in advance of the event to remind you or notify you of joining instructions (or changes thereto) etc.
  • contact you at short notice before or during an event in case of any emergency or last-minute changes (eg because of weather).

By booking this event you are deemed to consent to this transfer of your data.



Event Organiser

Mark Reeves


Cancellation policy

Cancellation by You

If you wish to cancel your booking PLEASE let the event leader / organiser know with as much notice as possible. If nothing else, this can avoid them delaying the start of the event while they wait for you.

If you have paid for an event, please note that this fee/ticket price is non-refundable unless we are able to sell your place to somebody else. You are welcome to sell your place yourself but, again, PLEASE notify the event leader / organiser in advance of any change.

Cancellation by us

Event leaders are asked to make plans for alternative activities or locations in the case of poor weather and, in most cases, events will proceed despite poor weather unless, in the view of the event leader, the weather will lead to unacceptable safety risks or very little chance of successful photography. It is inevitable, however, that occasionally an event will be cancelled for this or another reason beyond the RPS’s control.

Occasionally an event may also be cancelled owing to lack of bookings. So if you wish to attend an event, don’t leave it till the last minute to book as it may be too late.

If an event is cancelled we will give you as much notice as we are able and any payment by you to the RPS in respect of the event offered as a full refund. In the case of events cancelled because of lack of interest we will aim to give at least three weeks’ notice wherever possible.

Please note we are NOT able to refund any associated or consequential costs including but not limited to travel, accommodation, insurance premium or other costs incurred by you in order to attend the event.


Cityscapes from Waterloo to London Bridge

Victoria Embankment