London at Christmas is a photographer’s paradise, as the streets are festooned with beautiful lights, and the festive markets offer endless photo opportunities. Amateur Photographer has teamed up with Zeiss to host a FREE photo walk taking in some of the most colourful sights, plus you’ll be given a Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF to try out on the day. As you’ll see, it’s a stunning lens that’s perfect for low light street photography.

You will be joining a small group of fellow enthusiasts, accompanied by AP Editor Nigel Atherton, leading travel photographer and Zeiss ambassador Ed Norton, and a team from Zeiss.

The event takes place on Thursday 12th December at 3pm, starting at the London Eye, and taking in the following sights:

• The Christmas markets on the South Bank
• The ice rink at Somerset House
• Covent Garden and Seven Dials
• Oxford Street lights

The event will finish around 7pm at Park Cameras in Rathbone Place, just off Oxford Street, where you will be able to enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie, download your photos, and chat with the AP and Zeiss team.

To sign up for our walk please email us at with ‘Zeiss Photo Walk’ as the subject and including your name and contact details (including a phone number) plus which Sony camera you own.

The Zeiss Zeiss 40mm f/2 CF Batis lens is designed for full-frame mirrorless Sony Alpha cameras, but will also fit the company’s APS-C E-mount models, albeit with a change in equivalent focal length to 60mm.

Read our five star review of the Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF

Some of the sights that the walk will take in…