I personally love photography so felt this was a great time to take some landscape photographs and also some more unusual angled ones and close-ups.
You don't have to be a professional photographer to do this, you don't even have to be an amateur, in fact if you aren't into photography then you can leave that part out entirely. Just make sure you 'look' at the places you usually only 'glance' at.
Look at London through the eyes of a tourist, from odd angles and at different times of the day than you usually would (this drastically changes the atmosphere) and try to see it differently. It's fun - I promise.
Here are my top three landmarks to get you started.
30 St Mary Axe, also known as 'The Gherkin', is a London landmark built in the centre of the City's financial district.
The Gherkin, designed by Sir Norman Foster, stands at 590 feet tall and although building work began on the skyscraper in 2000, and it was finished in 2003, it wasn't until 28 April 2004 that it was officially opened.
In 1876 the City of London Corporation came up with the idea of building another bridge in order to ease the congestion caused by a lack of bridges across the Thames River in East of London.
A special committee was formed to come up with practical ideas of how to create a bridge which was functional for both pedestrians crossing it and the river traffic which flowed along the Thames. The "Special Bridge or Subway Committee" created a public competition and asked people to submit ideas to them.
It was finally in 1884, after over 50 designs had been submitted, that the current bridge's design was finally decided on.
It was designed by the City Architect, Horace Jones along with John Wolfe Barry.
All in all it took 432 construction workers from 5 major contractors over the course of 8 years for for the Tower Bridge to be completed.
This, for me, is the most amazing one of the three structures because, although it is not the tallest in London, I am fascinated by the history behind it.
In this day and age it is more common for each new building to be bigger and better than its predecessors but back in 1884, the Tower Bridge was a huge undertaking and I find it interesting to learn how such a huge and intricate bridge was built without today's technologies.
If you want to learn some more of the vast history behind the Tower bridge then click here visit their website.
As with everything, this all comes down to personal preference so don't be put off if buildings are not your thing.
You may not enjoy architecture as much as I do but there are tons of amazing places to see in London, and all over the world, so you are bound to be able to apply this to something that suits your interests.