The school, which will be a couple of minutes walk from Oxford Circus, will offer courses ‘from beginner to advanced’, as well as product specific training, according to Nikon.

The Nikon School is scheduled to open on 9 April.

It will be open weekdays from Tuesday-Friday. It will also allow Nikon to offer training on Saturdays.

Nikon says it will also use the venue to host workshops designed to inspire photographers.

Nikon UK general manager John Walshe said: ‘By creating a Nikon training facility in the heart of central London, we’re able to offer everyone increased access to the very latest Nikon equipment in a fantastic photographic environment.’

Last month, Nikon said it wanted to inspire more people to take up photography using DSLRs.

Speaking at the UK launch of the Nikon D7100, Walshe said that less than half as many consumers, 77 out of every 10,000, own a DSLR compared to Switzerland where 163 per 10,000 people have one.

Germany also beats the UK, with 113 DSLR owners per 10,000 people.

The Nikon School will be based at the Nikon Centre of Excellence which will aim to serve as a meeting point and technical support area for professional photographers who are members of the Nikon Professional Services group.

The Nikon School and Centre of Excellence will be located at 63-64 Margaret Street, London W1W 8SW.

To book a course, and claim a £20% discount until 1 May, visit