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Heal’s Department Store, Tottenham Court Road, London United Kingdom

Again another spiral staircase popular with photographers and its located inside a department store off Tottenham Court Road called Heal’s.

The spiral staircase boasts very bold and striking colours with the latest addition during a recent refurbishment of a massive chandelier located within the middle of the staircase which I think is a “Marmite” subject between photographers, some like it and others don’t and prefer it the way it was. I am fortunate enough to have both pictures pre and post refurbishment so I will let you make your own mind up on this as I will include them below however I am undecided. I have visited here many of times and sometimes I really like the chandelier and its striking orb like lights and other times I visit and wish for a bit more refinement and take away the chandelier, I just can’t make my mind up!

Travel Information

196 Tottenham Court Rd, London

Goodge Street is the nearest Underground station, only a couple minutes walk to Heals from here. I have never had any issues in taking photos of the staircase but I have heard other photographers have so just be aware of this.
Crowd Factor Just a few people
Best Timing All timings are equally good
Sunrise & Sunset 04:52 - 21:02 | current local time: 06:15
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Spot Comments (5)

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Michael Mishalov
Michael Mishalov 05.11.2018
Was there last week. No issues to take photos. From bottom this staircase also looks gorgeous :)
Oliver Grimm
Oliver Grimm 13.11.2018
What focal length have you used there? Thanks in advance
Michael Mishalov
Michael Mishalov 13.11.2018
I had with me 24-70 and 14mm lenses. 24 was ok, but 14 worked better. If you have 16-35 it should be perfect.
Oliver Grimm
Oliver Grimm 13.11.2018
Thank you very much for your answer. I will take my EF 17-40 with me :-) Greetings, Oliver
Oliver Grimm
Oliver Grimm 27.11.2018
I've been there last Saturday and it was very difficult to capture everything - it's very beautiful there. But 17mm at full-frame was very good :-)

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Thank you Mohamed El Barkani for creating this photo spot and Niko Kersting, Samsul Adam, Dario Martinenghi, Douglas Gourlay for improving it with additional photos or content.
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