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Top Affordable Photo Studios in London

On the hunt for cheap photo studios in London? Have no fear, Tagvenue has a wide range of choices sure to suit your needs and your budget. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a photo studio rental in central London, an awesome space in Peckham, or photoshoot studio in other suburbs of the city. Whatever your need, you can adjust the venue price range with our smart filter, and be quite sure that your affordable photography studio is only a click away!

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Cheap Photo Studios Hire Guide

London offers countless amazing opportunities to snap superb pictures in cheap and cheerful photo studios. Every district has some unique ones for hire. 

The city centre is thriving with neon lights and people in a constant rush in search of entertainment. They find it in energetic Soho or Covent garden which have many trendy and cool spots in store. Why not book a photo studio near the Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square and catch your concept in pictures there? With such bustling surroundings, there’s no way you won’t get inspired and be in the mood for your photoshoot! 

In the western part of London, the area of Notting Hill has many cool photo studios to offer. Studios are enclosed by trendy spots beaming with old-school and vintage vibes. Try out photo studios in  Shepherd’s Bush and Park Royal when you want to find an excuse to escape from the city centre.   

A little further on the east from Central LondonDalston and its neighbourhoods invite you for a search along the Stoke Newington Rd.  Its glory years of being the best sport for basement clubs for artsy students are long gone, but now it’s the epicentre of fully equipped cheap photo studios accessible to all budgets. You will sense the youthful energy of the next-door hip local bars, restaurants and clubs out there. 

So whatever your photoshoot concept is, for sure you’ll find the photo studio that will match its visuals. Tagvenue will be more than happy to accompany you on your journey of finding the perfect cheap photo studio in London!

Cheap Photo Studio Hire Guide

LocationWhen you’re looking for a cheap photography studio in London, expect that some more affordable ones will be located outside the city centre. Check out the high-rated and affordable daylight photo studios available around Conlan St. in Kensal Town, the western area close to Westbourne Park station. You can also find photo studios with high ceilings, artificial lighting and green rooms within the same area near Park Royal by Western Avenue

If you have scheduled a model, makeup artist and stylist, before you hit the enquiry button, make sure to check if the location is suitable for them as well. Remember that they have certain availability and their schedule, so don’t choose a studio that is too far away for them to reach. 

Concept- Before hiring your dream photo studio in London, think of your concept! This will help you establish what type of equipment and light you need to take the best shots. If you don’t know what idea you would like to represent with your pictures, you can always focus on a specific clothing item or accessory. 

How to think of a concept?

It’s best to visit websites dedicated to photography, or social media platforms. There are plenty of them out there, and they can be really helpful when you need a hint for your next photoshoot. Maybe you’ve got your all-time favourite photographer? Nothing inspires like the works of other people, so why not experiment with your concept based on the style they pursue. Finding a particular creative direction can be very tricky, as you may get sudden enlightenment after seeing certain pictures, or it may take a little to figure out how you want your pictures to look. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t see it immediately, just browse more and eventually you will discover it!

Also, you can always create a mood board where you can add all the pictures that will help you define the visual direction of your concept. 

Light- Remember to match your concept with the light! Lighting is one of the most essential factors in creative photography, and using it in distinct ways can help you establish the style you’re aiming for. Using a flash and artificial light will help you achieve a more polished look, like the one you can see in fashion magazines. Natural light, on the other hand, can be used for soft and natural portraits that enhance the beauty of the model. 

Make sure the photoshoot studio you choose has the lighting that will be most effective for your purpose and find out whether it’s possible to use artificial lighting. If you decide to use natural light as your source, hire a studio that specializes in daylight photography. You can find one on Conlan St. in Kensal Town, or Iliffe Yard in Wallworth. Areas of Dalston are also rich in cheap photo studios for daylight photography. 

Where should I look for cheap photo studio rentals in London?

London’s vibrant art scene means that studios are thick on the ground all over the town. You can be sure that there is something available that will offer the right studio space at the right price point. Check out Dalston and its photo studios with industrial interiors, Stratford with great on-site photoshoot locations for family photoshoots. Hackney Wick and its quirky vibes and industrial artist studios is also a great spot to begin your search.

On the western side of London, you should check studios adjacent to the Notting Hill neighbourhood. Known for its vibrancy and trendiness Shepherd’s Bush and Park Royal with its greenery are fantastic to search for daylight photo studios. 

Cheap Photo Studios in London FAQ

Can you recommend the best cheap photo studios in London?

Entire Studio and Lounge at EL Agency- located near the large shopping mall in Westfield, London, this studio will meet the needs of photographers who want a private space with makeup mirrors to prepare for the photoshoot. 

Pure Light Photography studio at Pure Light Photography Studio- situated in West London, it’s an affordable photoshoot space ideal for daylight shoots. 

Photography and Film at Corridor Studio- a fully-geared photoshoot studio on the eastern side of London.

The Studio at East London Burlesque- a quirky space for original photoshoots with natural light, based in Hackney Wick. 

What equipment do I need for a photoshoot?

Before you hire any photo studio, check the equipment they have on offer. Mostly the equipment you need will depend on the photoshoot concept you have in mind. However, in most studios, the hire fee includes backdrops, octaboxes, lighting equipment, and some props. Some studios also offer styling areas or dressing rooms with mirrors and artificial lighting. 

How much does it cost to hire a cheap photo studio in London?

Generally, according to data from Tagvenue, the hourly fees for photo studios in London vary from £15 to £80 per hour. Some photo studios offer discounts when you hire for a session of 2+more hours. If you’re interested in hiring for a whole day, the fees start from £100 up to £600+. Also, remember that some services, such as hiring retouching assistants or additional equipment can change your final price. 

Are there any cheap photo studios in East London?

Eastern London is full of greatly equipped and cheap photo studios for hire. You should check the areas of Dalston and Stoke Newington Rd. You can find studios with hire fees of £40 per hour. Hackney and Stratford also have hidden gems with prices around £30 per hour

Guests Reviews of Photo Studios on Tagvenue

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Chyna-lei Brown
Booked Photography and Film at Corridor Studio
This place is amazing, I call it a hidden gem. This place has everything you could ask for as a new or experienced photographer. Allow you full range of types of photography from fashion, portaits - corporate shots. Toks Majek the photographer that owns the spot was amazing very helpful, understanding and friendly.
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Yuya Sato
Booked Photography and Film Studio at Hackney Downs East Hall
Clean and professional studio. Enough wide space for commercial photo shooting. You could use the upstairs which has a big mirror to makeup for models waiting space. Also you can film videos here. The staff is very kind to consult about the shooting plan with a wealth of knowledge. And quick communication is helpful for urgent project. When I film something I’d like to use this studio again!
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Alice Simpson
Booked Photography Studio Hire in E3 at Butler in The Peanut Factory
The location is great if you like graffiti there are some great backgrounds outside as well as the river the studio itself was well managed and clean when we arrived, Dai was there to let us in and gave us the space to do our own thing the toilets could do with a looking more looking after but other then that I would defo book again Plus he has a very friendly cat
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CHUN CHEN
Booked Blackout & Lighting Included at Arch Photo Studio
Robbie is so nice and helpful. this is the first time i shoot in London. with the help of Robbie, the process was going smooth and successful. he even help us with the props and placing the background boards!! the place was so cold and he has prepared several heating machines to comfort us. during this special period, all the facilities for safety concern were placed in this studio. i don't think i can find any other place better at this price. thank you Robbie!
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Alison Garner
Booked Fully Equipped Photo Studio at Springfield House Lofts
What a fantastic space! Roberto was really helpful and the studio had absolutely everything we needed, including really great colorama backdrop selection. Easily fit 5 of us including MUA, stylist, photographer and models for our e-commerce shoot. We have already re-booked to come back and use the green screen / autocue facilities with some of our Influencers and presenters for our socials and Vlogs. Top marks. Would give 11/10 if I could. PS - thanks for the coffee!
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Dorothy Coleman
Booked Photography Studio Hire London at Indra Studios
The staff were friendly and on time. We had the space to ourselves with no interruptions or restrictions. The outdoor space is also beautiful and has facilities for food and a bar which closes late. You can hire the studio at any time and can extend your time if need be. It just has everything you want .

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