London has always been a culturally diverse and cosmopolitan city. From its foundation by the Romans around AD50, the city has attracted people from all over the world.
London's architecture reflects its ancient history, the impact of conflicts and the diversity of its modern day inhabitants. My favourite contemporary building is 30 St Mary Axe, better known as "The Gherkin". The tower stands on the site of the former Baltic Exchange; the latter being severely damaged by a terrorist bomb in 1992 and subsequently demolished. With tall mirrored towers now sitting comfortably alongside ancient stone columns, the city continues to reinvent itself.
The images in this section have no particular theme. Instead they simply convey the diversity of the city and those who come to live, study or work in it.