Seen this shot on Flickr by a few different photographers and have wanted to get to photograph it myself, so while i was in London yesterday i made a point of aiming for it. This is The Staircase at Heals Department Store Tottenham Court Road London. The store is located almost opposite, Goodge Street Underground station, so is very easy to get to.
On arrival at the store i simply asked the two security staff if it was ok to photograph their wonderful staircase , to which they were very friendly and accommodating.
Having photographed this location i now have a appreciation of just how difficult it is to get the right composition, took several images and have included some of the better ones here.
The lighting is tricky to get right with daylight coming in from the windows and a mix of interior lights from the store and the staircase made getting the white balance right very difficult. If you are ever in London, take a trip over to Tottenham court road, its a great looking staircase and a nice store. Thanks to the security staff who were again very helpful .