Like most commuters, the main focus of my time outside of work was getting in and out of London as quickly as possible. However, I never failed to be captivated by the sense of history, diverse architecture and the hustle and bustle of the city.

Red Telephone Boxes

Then one day I was handed a leaflet outside Waterloo station for a company called Hairy Goat, which provides photography tours of London, and thought this would be a good way to combine several interests.

The photography tour was excellent and really opened my eyes to what is not really hiding in the City, but just often simply missed by the majority of people too busy just getting about, like I was.

With my interest duly piqued, and now finding myself working in the very heart of the City, I am taking the opportunity to make an effort to explore my surroundings and seek out the tucked away, unusual, often ignored or just taken for granted buildings and objects of the City of London.