I love nothing more than to go on a trip to London and walk (or march in my case) around the city to see all of the sights and it's magnificent architecture.
Often I'm torn between taking my Canon DSLR with me or not, as we all have pretty decent cameras on our iPhones and I find using my iPhone7 is so much more convenient in weight, speed (in getting your trip on to social media) and inconspicuousness! However this time I decided I will take the Canon with me and take some full frame photos and I'm glad I did. Although I did look like a full on tourist with my big camera and DSLR/hiking backpack! lol
I always try to plan a trip to see places of interest en route to my destinations. I find walking is the best way, sometimes the odd little 'tube' skip across the city is required if I'm pushed for time. I have found an app called Sygic Travel which is great for suggesting places of interest on your route and have used it a few times to plan whole day trips too.
I do think because I had my DSLR with me it did encourage me to stop and look at my surroundings more than I would've with just my iPhone, there's something about looking through your viewfinder rather than the screen on your iPhone. But I did have to keep an eye on the time too... anyway here are some of the photos I captured that day.
St. Pancras Parish Church
St. Paul's Cathedral
Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street
The Wallace Collection