like many people I thought I knew Birmingham fairly well. However, a walk I did in the summer of 2019 taught me that I had only scratched the surface of this great city. My preferred route is to start at New Street station and head west to Moor Street and then down, via the back streets, to the Custard Factory. Double back from there to the iconic Bull Ring and head east across the city, via the Town Hall and Victoria Square, to Birmingham Library and then finish off just across the road in the canal area.
If you want a wide variety of city settings, then Cardiff might just be the place for you. A small city with some really diverse locations, ideal for street and cityscape photography. Start in the city centre and don’t miss the Central Market and Cardiff Castle, then head north to City Hall, the National Museum and university area. The final stop for me, is perhaps best done by train from Queen Street station. Take one of the very frequent trains to the wonderful docks area, with the stunning Millenium Centre dominating the area.
Where to start, there are so many fabulous walks in London. But by far my most favourite area to explore is the area around the South Bank and St. Pauls. It can get really busy, but you can easily while away three or four hours walking beside the Thames and enjoying the hustle and bustle of the London crowds.