A London year in Black and White

It’s almost a year since I moved down to London to live in the vibrant East End. A place of diversity and art, of history and culture, and not to forget, being the centre of the sporting world.

To celebrate I thought i’d share some of my favourite London pictures of the year. I’ve been all around the city pottering about and getting to know the place armed only with my trusty camera and taking snaps.

These are just some but they are among my favourite photos of the year. So here you are, my London year in black and white.

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Bow Road Underground station - My local tube station always looks fantastic in the morning because of the way the sun shines through the roof and onto the tracks.

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St Pancras station - I love this statue of Sir John Betjemen. I think it's a great tribute to a man who is widely credited from saving this incredible building from demolition.

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Camden Town - Camden is a vibrant place to be, whether to have a drink, get some food or just wander around, it's just so full of life and that's what I think this picture shows

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Battersea Power Station - I've always been impressed by this glorious ruin and am glad that 2012 was the year in which major redevelopment of the area around Battersea was confirmed. It's too magnificent to be left unused.

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Olympic Park - What a summer of sport and how Stratford has been put on the map. This stadium hosted some glorious events and the memories it enabled will live long indeed

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The Telecom Tower - Seen from all over London, the tower is an ever present landmark and has been somewhere I've managed to see a lot of

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The Ballerina of Bow Street - In Covent Garden this statue of a ballerina seems to be an appropriate set, as it is, within a vibrant theatre district and place of the arts