The Photographers Gallery is actually split across two galleries, No.8 houses the main exhibition and an interesting little bookshop (with a small stock of novelty lomo cameras), and No.5 has a small cafe with more photos on the walls. The exhibitions are wide and varied, from documentary photographers to fine artists. Some photographers have long gone, and some are just on their way up.
With the crowds and chaos of Leicester Square on one side and Covent Garden on the other, this is a welcome retreat. Admission: Free Nearest tube: Leicester Square Other galleries within walking distance: National Portrait Gallery, ICA, National Gallery.