Big cities are exciting places. There’s always something to see and places to go for entertainment and education. Every major country, no matter how small, has a great city, but do we only see the glamour and glitz?
Streets filled with people of different ethnicity; employees rushing to work, tourists stopping to gawp, street cleaners mumbling under their breath. Open-top buses cruise the vehicle-choked roads along dedicated lanes, thumbing their noses at those sitting in queues.
Melodic strains from street entertainers compete with horns, revving engines and stomping feet.
London – rich in history – a vibrant, bustling city complete with royal parks, palaces, museums, cathedrals and magnificent buildings. What a veritable smorgasbord to delight the most discerning visitor.
Yet within the sprawling city lie areas of deprivation; council estates rife with drugs, knives and guns, places ordinary people fear to live yet cannot escape.