Bit of an odd request - my fiancÚ and I are having a photo shoot this sunday in the SE1 area, to get to know our wedding photographer. We've lived here together for about 18 months, and when he proposed to me in December he sent me on a treasure hunt around various places that have significance for us (Tower Bridge, Hays Galleria, Borough Market, etc)...very romantic!
The plan for sunday is to have our photos taken in these places, but the weather forecast is saying rain :( We'll brave it anyway, but I was trying to think of some undercover options nearby in case it's a serious downpour, and so far I'm coming up a bit blank, aside from pubs etc. Can anyone recommend somewhere potentially atmospheric or photogenic where we can keep dry, preferably not pay an entrance fee, and be able to take photos without annoying too many people?
Try around Southwark Street
You have those amazing light fittings against the wall under the railway arch and the Paul Smith looking wall sculpture towards the top end near to Blackfriars Rd.
A friend of mine had their test shots done in this area and they look amazing.
Plus you have the market nearby which is all undercover and Red Cross Garden which has a covered area.
I'm slightly confused by your request, tbh. Both Hays Galleria and Borough Market are covered. There are also covered passages under each ends of Tower Bridge... Rain shouldn't be an issue.
However as mentioned by EWJ1974, using the various railway bridges in the area could also be an option and there is a covered section of the Thames foot path between the Galleria and London Bridge with view on the city. You may also be able to use the platforms of Blackfriars Station with views on the river or the new entrance of London Bridge Station, though that's possibly a little more tricky as those are private properties.
In Borough Market there is a pub called Brew Wharf Yard (opposite Black & Blue). To the left of it there are lots of multicoloured (opened) umbrellas suspended in the air; these would shelter you from any light rain and also look very pretty! If you go when it is getting dark they have moving lights on the handles that look like raindrops!
I wonder, if you asked in advance, if Shortwave cinema on Bermondsey St would let you use the cinema in between showings...