5 Best Spiral Staircases in London

Updated: Aug 26


I had an enquiry recently about the best locations to shoot spiral staircases in London, so here is a quick run down of 5 of the best in London!

1) Citizen M Hotel, Southwark

Can I Just Walk In?

Well, in short, yes, I did, but I did go to the front desk to ask permission. As long as you are polite, and promise to be quick and respect the priority of guests, you should be fine. On random walk-ins, like this I try to keep my visits at 15 minutes at max.


5 best spiral staircases in london, citizen m hotel


5 best spiral staircases in london, citizen m hotel

2) Heals Department Store, Tottenham Court Road

Can I Just Walk In?

Yep, for sure on this one. The staff at Heals are really great, and the staircase is one of the crowning achievements of the building, and they are one of the few locations in London that welcome photographers! Well done Heals!!


5 best spiral staircases in london, heals department store


5 best spiral staircases in london, heals department store

3) Tulip Staircase, Royal Museums, North Greenwich

Can I Just Walk In?

Possibly, but it's well worth checking the availability on the Royal Museums website prior to your visit, as the area can often be shut for private events such as weddings. One of the most elegant staircases in London, im sure you will agree!


5 best spiral staircases in london, tulip staircase, royal museums, north greenwich

4) Premier Inn, Blackfriars

Can I Just Walk In?

I did on when I shot this. Due to the number of floors in the hotel, most people will be using the lifts, so I had the staircase to myself for the duration of my visit. Who would have thought this gem would be hiding inside a Premier Inn?!!


5 best spiral staircases in london, premier inn, blackfriars


5) Aloft London Excel Hotel