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Friday 7th October 2022 Gravesend, Kent

Late afternoon and sunset shoot Chasing and photographing the Paddle Steamer Waverley on the Thames to Tower Bridge

Two icons come together to create a fantastic days photography, as PS Waverley makes her way along old father Thames to Tower Bridge as we will shadow her in our chase boat ensuring wonderful photo opportunities.


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About this event

A very unique opportunity open to only 7 photographers!
The Paddle Steamer Waverley makes a return to London this Autumn during October and we are pleased offer an exclusive trip to photographing her in the late afternoon and evening light as she makes her way from Gravesend towards Tower Bridge and the Pool of London.
Leaving Gravesend at 14:45 we pick up with the PS Waverley as she makes her way up the Thames Estuary, passing the QE2 Bridge. From here we continue on up the Thames passing more of London's top riverside landmarks like the Barrier, the Millennium Dome, Greenwich and of course the Capital's financial center at Canary Wharf, all this before heading for the iconic Tower Bridge. It's here where we will have the opportunity to capture these two wonderful feats of Victorian Engineering come together with the PS Waverley passing under the bridge not once but twice. With the Sun setting we will retrace our steps to Gravesend allowing us to capture further images of this wonderful paddle steamer from different angles with London's finest landmarks as a fitting backdrop, and the chance for some lovely autumnal evening light. Our ETA back at Gravesend will be 19:30.

Of course in addition to capturing one of the finest paddle steamers you will also have the opportunity to photograph some of the best cityscape backdrops in the world as we make our way to and from Tower Bridge.
For this trip we will be aboard a 35ft 8PAX Fast Launch capable or 30 knots, so keeping up and in deed passing the Waverley is going to be no problem for our experienced skipper. Anyone who has been on a previous trip will tell you that this boat is perfect for a day on the Thames chasing any craft. She is roomy and has an inside area, useful for storing our equipment and of course us if the weather turns.

Start point for this trip will be a Pier at Gravesend and will see us out for around 4.5-5 hours. Tickets are extremely limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

Event requirements


  • Spare batteries
  • Camera
  • Lenses
  • Camera protection - rain covers etc


  • All levels welcome


  • Low

Other essentials

  • Sturdy outdoor shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Wet weather gear

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