Park Cameras London Store
About the Central London Park Cameras Store With New and Used Photography Equipment
We are re-opening on Monday 15th June! We're looking forward to welcoming you back to our store. Find out all information here
Park Cameras is a family run photographic business established in 1971. We opened our London camera store in 2013, just five years after our custom-built Sussex showroom launch. The photography centre is positioned right in the heart of central London near Oxford Street, with excellent transport links from Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road. Customers find highly trained staff and a wealth of photography and video equipment to browse. If you are travelling outside of the UK, Heathrow Airport is just 15 minutes to Paddington, which is only a couple of tube stops away.
There are two shop-floors in our London store, which are divided into dedicated sections for all major manufacturers, including the biggest names such as Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic. We also showcase newcomers to the market such as DJI. You will find all large camera brands and our used cameras upstairs, while all the accessories like tripods and bags are in the downstairs area of the store. This is also where our School of Photography courses take place.
Customers will find a comprehensive second hand camera and lens selection with used stock appearing daily. We offer part exchange for upgrades, interest-free finance options and some customers simply wish to sell their existing photography gear. If you have any faulty equipment our services also include camera repairs.
Park Cameras are proud to be Pro Dealers for many photo and video manufacturers. This is reflected in the consistently high levels of customer service we provide. Our staff receive regular training in order to assist visitors, whatever their experience level may be, from beginner to professional. Our aim is to be the best camera shop in London, and we are happy to receive positive reviews on Trustpilot where we are rated "EXCELLENT" as with our Google reviews. We always appreciate client feedback so please do review us on Google if you have had a positive visit to our showroom.
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Right in the heart of London, just off Oxford Street, and only a few minutes walk from Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road tube stations, you’ll find a photo & video oasis – the Park Cameras London Store.
Set over two floors, this huge photographic & video showroom has an enormous range of products on display, from compact cameras, to professional DSLRs, to broadcast video cameras, and photographic lighting & accessories.
To help you find what you’re looking for are the friendly, highly trained, extremely knowledgeable expert team of Park Cameras staff who will ensure you always find the right product for your needs.
- Family owned and run for over 40 years
- Award-winning service
- Our low internet prices available in store
- Photography Courses available on site
- Friendly, passionate staff, dedicated to offer exceptional customer service
- Award-winning photo lab services
- Over 1,000 products to touch and try
- Central London location, just 2 minutes from Tottenham Court Tube
- 2 huge floors of photography equipment & accessories
- Wide range of secondhand stock available
53-54 Rathbone Place
Monday: 11.00 - 6.00pm
Tuesday: 11.00 - 6.00pm
Wednesday: 11.00 - 6.00pm
Thursday: 11.00 - 6.00pm
Friday: 11.00 - 6.00pm
Saturday: 11.00 - 6.00pm
In-Store Photography Services
Please see the table below for the comprehensive range of services offered within our central London camera centre.
||Our approachable staff receive regular training in order to maintain our Pro Dealer status. This means that our customers receive expert advice no matter whether they are beginners or pros. Our large range of products in-store also allows for a hands-on experience with staff ready to assist with any questions.
||Our second hand stock includes used cameras, lenses and accessories from all brands including Pentax, Sigma, Leica and Sony. All sensors are cleaned prior to sale and products come with a free six month warranty. Any reconditioning which may be required prior to sale is often conducted by manufacturer technicians. Browse our used stock here.
||Digital medium format provides the pinnacle of current camera capabilities and as Pro Dealers our customers enjoy an excellent selection of new and used medium format equipment. This includes cameras and lenses from renowned names such as Hasselblad, Pentax and Fujifilm.
||Sensor dust can be frustrating, which is why we offer a fast, professional sensor cleaning service for our London customers. Your camera body can be cleaned and ready on the same day or three days later depending on your preference. Read more and book sensor cleaning here.
|Trade in / Part exchange
||Upgrading equipment can be made easier with part exchange or the sale of existing gear. We are happy to provide customers with competitive quotes quickly and easily. Read more on our trade in page.
||We provide a full manufacturer authorised repair service for those experiencing faults with their photography equipment. Repairs are undertaken both in and out of warranty and include quality checking and full testing. For more information contact customer services or pop into our store with the faulty item.
|School of photography
||One of the joys of photography is the ability to keep learning no matter what level we are at. Park Cameras aim to provide aspirational education for all abilities and our comprehensive range of courses span 1-2-1 training, street workshops and editing techniques. Read more and book photography courses online here.
||London is rich with architecture, history, diverse characters and countless unrepeatable moments. Why not join us on one of our many photo walks around the UK capital and enjoy the company of fellow photographers whilst honing your skills with our expert guides. Read more and book one of our London photo walks here.
||Choosing to pay for photography equipment with regular monthly payments rather than one large purchase can make good sense for many photographers. We offer a range of finance options including interest-free payments. Read more on our finance options page here.
Meet our London Photography experts
Our store staff are not only product experts, but also keen photographers in their own right, with a passion for their hobby. We asked our London team about what inspires their photography and how they got into this fabulous pastime. along with their camera equipment.
One of our London resident experts David has been a lover of theatre and performing arts since a young man attending theatre studies. This has naturally lead onto photographing stage events, with a specialism in theatre photography around some of the best known theatres in the UK. His favourite shot to date has been of a West End production with his image being used as for publicity purposes on numerous posters and flyers.
Gear: Fujifilm X-T3 camera, Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 WR OIS, XF 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR and Fujifilm EF-60 Flash.
Dan is born and bred in London and has a lively interest in the capital’s architecture. He has spent many of his spare days actively seeking out street photography images which capture the essence of the city. He looks for striking, high contrast scenes which are from lesser known parts of the city. One of his favourite shots is from around Frying Pan Alley where he enjoys capturing scenes which could be taken from any century.
Gear: Leica SL2 mirrorless camera with two primes: Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN and Sigma 24mm 1.4 DG HSM Art lens
Neville is one of London’s finest photography experts and has been interested in taking pictures since working in the darkroom whilst at college studying graphic design. His passion lies in portraits and he has been making images of families and newborns since well before digital photography was introduced. His favourite image was taken of a family friend who had asked him to capture the birth of one of their children who was born at home. He specialises in monochrome images and loves to shoot in natural lighting conditions.
Gear: Nikon D850 DSLR, AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G and his personal favourite the Zeiss Milvus 25mm lens for Nikon F-mount.
Lucia studied art whilst at college and has a rich history producing fine art photographs. She can often be found at the beaches on the South coast where she captures long exposure images as well as capturing huge waves during winter storms. She also loves to take long exposure photographs of London skylines, with her favourite photo to date being of a riverside view from near the Embankment. She is drawn by composition, tone and light and experiments with double exposures and other techniques.
Gear: Sony a7 II, Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 RXD lens, Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS lens and her favourite tripod is the 3 Legged Thing’s Ray tripod with AirHed Vue precision-engineered ballhead.
In-Store Leica Camera Department London
As well as featuring countless other leading photography brands, our London store has a dedicated Leica Camera department where our customers can experience these highly desirable products in person. Our fully qualified staff are available to answer any related questions and to demonstrate our range of Leica products, including a range of cameras, lenses and authentic accessories. We are privileged to be one of only a handful of stores in the UK to offer LEICA CAMERA AG equipment.