One of the flights of stairs you take on the way up to the Golden Gallery of St Paul’s Cathedral. Not for the faint hearted – go early if you want to reach the top but are slightly claustrophobic; I wouldn’t like to climb these when there is a crowd! I arrived just after opening and was one of only a handful of people at the top.
This is one of the views I get on my favourite walking route near my home. It’s very much my sanctuary. I tend to go early in the morning, when I know there won’t be too many people about, so it’s quiet, peaceful, calm, relaxing. I don’t wear earphones to listen to music when I’m walking, I like to hear the silence. I love turning the corner onto this view, I know it’s coming and I start to smile.