location-photo
camera
Sony DSC-RX100 VI
Built-in Lens
Shutter Speed
1/160 sec
Aperture
f/2.8
Focal Length
25mm
ISO
125

Royal Courts of Justice on Carey St

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@aontheroad
Although the baroque, Victorian-Gothic style of the Royal Courts of Justice has been a landmark in London since the 19th century, very few people know about this backside view. It's located on a much quieter street and it even features the classic red telephone booths — a must have in your photo if you're trying to capture the true essence of the Big Smoke.

Plan

Overview

Skill level

Easy
Accessbility
Public Location

Hours

Anytime

Fee

Free

Pack

  • Wide-angle lens (25mm)
  • Model

How to get there

N51° 30' 54.072"W0° 06' 46.7856"
This image of the backside view of the Royal Courts of Justice was taken on Carey St. I stood on the north side of the street and looked south, in between the telephone booths. You can drive to this location, but in my opinion, the easiest way to get here is to take public transit and then walk. By public transportation: - Closest station: Chancery Station (via Central line) - Head northwest on High Holborn/A40 toward Southampton Buildings - Turn left onto Southampton Buildings - Turn right to stay on Southampton Buildings - Turn left onto Chancery Ln/B400 - Turn right onto Carey St

Tips

When to go

Best season

All months

Best time

Morning, Mid-day, Late afternoon
As long as the weather permits, you can photograph the Royal Courts of Justice from Carey St during any month of the year.
You'll have ample amount of light in the morning, midday and late afternoon.

Field tips

What makes this photo interesting is the contrast between the vibrant phone booths and the more muted colors of the structure, so including the phone booths in your shot will give you that extra pop of color.
Create symmetry by aligning yourself with the middle column of the building.
Either bring along a model or wait for someone to walk by your frame. Having a human element will bring a sense of scale to the image — showing off the building's architecture.

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Sunset

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Do nearby

Since I'm a big coffee shop fan, I have a few that I recommend in this area: Lundenwic and Chancery Press. Both offer fantastic coffee in quaint settings.

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