Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square – Central London photos

Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square - Central London photos, August 2019

I took a photographic stroll around central London a while ago, walking from Oxford Circus down to the Portrait Gallery and then back past Covent Garden and Bloomsbury up to Warren Street.

Above you can see the reflection Telecom Tower in the glass fronted building by Warren Street tube station. I was lucky enough to take a trip to the top of Telecom Tower some years ago – see the photos here. Here’s some photos from the rest of the day’s travels.

Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square - Central London photos, August 2019

Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square - Central London photos, August 2019

Multiple street signs.

Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square - Central London photos, August 2019

These old adverts by the entrance to the Q Park car park had been left untouched for decades, but recently some useless taggers have scrawled their amateur rubbish all over the posters. Shame.

(*Note: I’m not against all tagging, but this just looks rubbish!).

Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square - Central London photos, August 2019

Alley stickers.

Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square - Central London photos, August 2019

St Anne’s Church in Soho dates back to 1677.

Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square - Central London photos, August 2019

Strange text.

Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square - Central London photos, August 2019

Movin’ the baggage by Leicester Square.

Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square - Central London photos, August 2019

Escalator at the National Portrait Gallery.

Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square - Central London photos, August 2019

BP Portrait Award 2019.

Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square - Central London photos, August 2019

Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square - Central London photos, August 2019

Some of the paintings were exquisite.

Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square - Central London photos, August 2019

Photographing the person photographing the person in the artwork.

Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square - Central London photos, August 2019

Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square - Central London photos, August 2019

Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square - Central London photos, August 2019

Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square - Central London photos, August 2019

Storm clouds looming over Trafalgar Square.

Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square - Central London photos, August 2019

Busker performing.

Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square - Central London photos, August 2019

The tragic sight of the growing numbers of homeless people on the streets, all thanks to the Tories and their austerity bullshit.

Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square - Central London photos, August 2019

Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square - Central London photos, August 2019

Seven Dials, Covent Garden.

Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square - Central London photos, August 2019

Ghost sign.

Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square - Central London photos, August 2019

Centre Point with the shell of the stripped out mansions in the foreground.

Street scenes, Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square - Central London photos, August 2019