'Flying Books' at Leadenhall Market, London, United Kingdom
Manuel Becker
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United Kingdom 'Flying Books' at Leadenhall Market, London

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Leadenhall Market was definitively one of my personal highlights in London and to be honest I never heard of it before and just run through it while I was discovering the city by foot. Not only that this market is just an amazing piece of architecture, it is also has some very nice details like this root out of books. At first I thought Leadenhall was some kind of inspiration for the Harry Potter movies, but I am not quite sure if this is the case. Nonetheless a must see in London.

Important info: The flying books was only a temporary exhibition, so they are not there any more within this floor of the Leadenhall Market.

Photography Tips

If you want to have no people on your photo you have to be there very early on weekends, but side streets like this one just need a little bit of patience to get a shot without somebody running into your photo.
The most important thing for this image is in my opinion the gloom of this alley in contrast with bright light rays shining between the books from the roof. I suggest you to try the "Dodge & Burn" technique if you didn't get the results you wanted to. It's an easy way to complexify the light of this beautiful scene without giving it an unrealistic appearance.

Travel Information

Get to Bank or Monument station by London Underground and walk the rest of the way.
Spot Type Indoor
Crowd Factor Just a few people
Best Timing Daytime
Sunrise & Sunset 04:40 - 21:23 | current local time: 22:14
Photo Themes Architecture shops

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Spot Comments (4)

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Rose Witmer
Rose Witmer 07.04.2018
This is a fantastic shot! About what time would you recommend arriving here for the weekend?
Manuel Becker Team
Manuel Becker 08.04.2018
Hey Rose, thank you very much. I also liked this place very much. I already wrote when you should be there in the photography tips. Hope this helps you, otherwise feel free to ask again :-) Wish you a nice time in London!
Rose Witmer
Rose Witmer 23.05.2018
We tried to track it down but learned that this particular exhibit was temporary and is no longer there. It was a little sad, but the market is still so beautiful and amazing and we ended up hanging out with a Londoner who showed us around some other areas as well. All in all an amazing trip! I wish we could have seen the flying books in person but we can still enjoy your photographs.
Manuel Becker Team
Manuel Becker 23.05.2018
Oh, I didn't know that!! It looked like so much effort that I thought that it was there forever... so sorry to hear that, but thanks for the info, I will add that in the description. Glad that you still liked the place though. I really enjoyed it as well and it's still magical.

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