Every capital has a government center-piece along with a collection of iconic buildings or monuments that says “this is the capital”, but how many cities can you readily identify from other than their top one or two iconic images? Not many, but London is easy even if you have never been there because so many clues are really unique.
Take the Tower bridge for example: only San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge is as easily recognizable. Big Ben, Picadilly Circus, London Eye, etc. etc. and then there are iconic streets known the world over, even if you might not recognize them unless the picture is just right: Carnaby Street in Soho, or Abbey Road in Westminster.
There are also less well-known areas of London that you may not be able to tell where it is but still scream “London”, like
Seven Dials in Covent Garden. And the column in the center is as quirky as London is: it only has six sundials,
the seventh being the column itself!
In a class all of its own, Coco De Mer was created by Sam Roddick, the daughter of Body Shop founder and activist Anita Roddick.